new install (shared host) access denied?

Topics: Troubleshooting
Jun 27, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Hi there,

I'm looking for a bit of help :)  I've just installed Orchard using WebMatrix on WinHost sitting on top of SQL Server.  From what I can tell the installation has gone OK - I can see the default page that gets created when you install the app, get into the admin panel, add and change themes etc.  However, I am often being taken to this page "~/Users/Account/AccessDenied?ReturnUrl=%2fAdmin" and having to put my admin credentials in.

While that is frustrating in itself, in the case of adding a page or a blog-post it seems that I can't do that at all, every time I hit the 'publish now' or 'save' buttons I'm pushed that page and any new content I've created hasn't been saved.  I'm not sure how Orchard manages authentication & authorisation, but I'm hoping that there's something simple that I've missed that I can easily fix!

Any help would be much appreciated.


Jun 27, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Set-up a machine key:

Jun 27, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Thank you very much - it seems to be working as expected now.  I was tearing my hair out over that.