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Hello,

I am trying to install phpMyAdmin 2.8.2 and have a question about
config.inc.php. Is it necessary to include all of the $cfg fields in
config.default.php, or is it ok to just have whichever fields I
explicitly need customized, such as $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type']? I
am not clear on whether there are any security risks by not explicitly
stating every field in config.default.php in my actual config.inc.php
and whether or not the program will know to default to variables I don't
state, even though everything seems to work fine without all of this
info. I could not find this info anywhere in the phpMyAdmin
documentation, which talks about setup.php but doesn't clarify if I need
every field. Thanks in advance.
Jul 8 '06 #1
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Marcus wrote:
Hello,

I am trying to install phpMyAdmin 2.8.2 and have a question about
config.inc.php. Is it necessary to include all of the $cfg fields in
config.default.php, or is it ok to just have whichever fields I
explicitly need customized, such as $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type']? I
am not clear on whether there are any security risks by not explicitly
stating every field in config.default.php in my actual config.inc.php
and whether or not the program will know to default to variables I don't
state, even though everything seems to work fine without all of this
info. I could not find this info anywhere in the phpMyAdmin
documentation, which talks about setup.php but doesn't clarify if I need
every field. Thanks in advance.
You need every field even if it is blank or default.

Just copy config.default.php to config.inc.php and change the values as
appropriate. Nothing could be simpler.

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Jul 8 '06 #2

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I suggest you use the setup.php as described in the documentation, then
copy the file to the main folder.

You also need to run the SQL script to create tables used by
phpMyAdmin. I suggest you create a seperate database and call it
phpMyAdmin. run the SQL script to create the tables there.

Marcus wrote:
Hello,

I am trying to install phpMyAdmin 2.8.2 and have a question about
config.inc.php. Is it necessary to include all of the $cfg fields in
config.default.php, or is it ok to just have whichever fields I
explicitly need customized, such as $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type']? I
am not clear on whether there are any security risks by not explicitly
stating every field in config.default.php in my actual config.inc.php
and whether or not the program will know to default to variables I don't
state, even though everything seems to work fine without all of this
info. I could not find this info anywhere in the phpMyAdmin
documentation, which talks about setup.php but doesn't clarify if I need
every field. Thanks in advance.
Jul 10 '06 #3

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