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    Default How to go phpmyadmin without login in cpanel?

    Hi,

    Anyone know how to go phpmyadmin without login in cpanel, because i don't like to give the cpanel accout details to developer just need to details to handle database only.

    So...Any one know the solutions

    Regards
    Ramesh.t

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    You can create a direct link to phpMyAdmin, but I believe you would still need to use your cPanel user name and password to access it. so that defeats your purpose. I did a check to see if it was possible to create an account only to access phpMyAdmin but I only see the ability to create database access accounts.
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    You might be able to do it by installing your own copy of phpmyadmin for them to use.

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    Why don't you try first (or concurrently) asking your particular phpMyAdmin application and database questions here? This way, you could potentially learn how to use it yourself and administer your website without the need for (as much) third-party assistance. And not become dependent upon such.

    And unless you plan to practice higher security measures and frequent manual checks for updates after installing your own copy of phpMyAdmin, it's probably not a good idea to open a front door that's scanned for, sometimes multiple times daily, by potential hackers. Once that 404 or 403 becomes 401, the attempts become manual brute force or other access technique. So, if you're not careful, having a document-rooted phpMyAdmin install can potentially lead to security problems. Only you know whether or not it's worth the effort.

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    I use TOAD for MySQL. It's a free download, though they ask for your registration. You'll need to enable remote MySQL in CPanel as well as adding your IP to the whitelist.

    You'll just need to provide them with the database info and they should be able to see your schema.

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    Sageth, thanks for the information on TOAD. Downloaded that and will give it a run tomorrow. From the website, it appears they incorporate "plain English" into the GUI for easier manipulation for those of us who are prime candidates for phpMyAdmin for Dummies which is perfect for me :-)

    Also, rearding a document-root install, this just came in tonight:
    Code:
    86.121.126.226 - - [15/Sep/2009:23:43:03 -0600] "GET //phpmyadmin//scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1" 403 3112 "-" "ZmEu"
    There are literally thousands of these types of scanners looking for phpMyAdmin installations (and name variations thereof) littering my logs. Though the referrer "ZmEu" is new to me, the GET is not. And GET in and of itself isn't important; it's the 200 POST that will make life miserable.

    Remember, your weakest link in security is any old and outdated piece of software you have running on your account. That means, say, should you have an old copy of, perhaps phpBB2 2.0.4 running on your system, and that is hacked, there exists the possibility (depending upon the hack, of course), that it could be used as an entrance to your entire web space and access an at-risk version of phpMyAdmin through there (or any backdoor written by the hack).

    It's not just the lone piece of software you're running. It's anything you're running and how well you maintain the update process of all software you have on your server.

    Edit: This just in!!
    Code:
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:34 -0600] "GET HTTP/1.1 HTTP/1.1" 403 766 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:34 -0600] "GET /admin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3083 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:35 -0600] "GET /admin/pma/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3091 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:35 -0600] "GET /admin/phpmyadmin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3105 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:35 -0600] "GET /db/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3077 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:36 -0600] "GET /dbadmin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3087 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:36 -0600] "GET /myadmin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3087 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:36 -0600] "GET /mysql/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3083 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:37 -0600] "GET /mysqladmin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3093 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:37 -0600] "GET /typo3/phpmyadmin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3105 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:37 -0600] "GET /phpadmin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3089 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:38 -0600] "GET /phpMyAdmin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3093 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:38 -0600] "GET /phpmyadmin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3093 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:38 -0600] "GET /phpmyadmin1/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3095 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:39 -0600] "GET /phpmyadmin2/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3095 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:39 -0600] "GET /pma/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3079 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:39 -0600] "GET /web/phpMyAdmin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3101 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:40 -0600] "GET /xampp/phpmyadmin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3105 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:40 -0600] "GET /web/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3079 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:40 -0600] "GET /php-my-admin/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3097 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    85.214.16.111 - - [16/Sep/2009:06:52:41 -0600] "GET /websql/js/keyhandler.js HTTP/1.1" 403 3085 "-" "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola"
    You get the idea :-)

    And before anyone asks, "Toata dragostea mea pentru diavola" as I understand it, means something similar or equivalent to "All my love for the devil girl" in Romanian or somesuch.
    Last edited by JND; 09-16-2009 at 07:06 AM. Reason: Added additional phpMyAdmin scans.

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