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I did a fresh install of Redmine on Ubuntu 10.04, following the instructions here

After the installation, I visited http://localhost/redmine, and the site came up successfully. I then registered a user by clicking Register. It seemed successful, but I was unable to login with the user. In /etc/redmine/default/database.yml, it lists a user named redmine and a password (that I had entered during the installation) stored in plain text. I was also unable to login with this account.

Are there any ideas? Perhaps there is something obvious that I'm missing. Is there a way for me to manually check and see if the users I registered were registered successfully?

Note I noticed in the documentation that when registering a user, Redmine is supposed to send an email to the user in order to activate the account. It's not doing this, which could be the problem. This still doesn't explain why I can't login with the redmine account though.

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The default account information in Redmine is:

username: admin

password: admin

This account works - my other accounts were failing to login because they had not been activated. I was able to activate the users by logging in with the admin account and going to the Administration page.

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I'm not sure if this is the standard procedure but you have to log-in as Admin and enable the other accounts you created. User Registration creates an account but will not activate the account.

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