If you are encountering an issue where you see a warning upon trying to log in that looks like the one below, it is because an administrator in the database disabled logging in.
An Issue of Concern
The Specify database is ‘blocking’ logins, for maintenance by ‘specifyuser’.
To disable this, you need to perform the following steps:
Log into the database as the administrator who blocked logins.
Go to System → System Setup → Configuration
Click on Allow Logins
All users should now be able to log in with Specify 6!
From a database perspective:
In the database, when users are blocked from accessing Specify 6, it is controlled by two fields in the
IsDBClosed is a boolean field, where
0 means it is accessible by all users and
1 means it is closed by the administrator.
DbClosedBy is a varchar field that copies the name of the administrator that locked the database into it.
You can safely change these values to
[NULL] respectively to unlock the database.