Keywords: Joomla - OS X - Technical issue - Credentials
I installed the Bitnami 3.8.11 Joomla VM for Mac Stack, to continue developing my website which I until now developed within the environment of the Bitnami 3.6.2 Joomla native installer for Mac Stack (obtained in 2016). Installation of the Joomla 3.8.11 Virtual Machine (on a new Mac) succeeded without problems.
I made a backup of my original site employing Akeeba 6.1.1 within the old environment (Bitnami 3.6.2).
Then I accessed phpMyAdmin within the Joomla VM and created a new empty database which I called 'qualitas' (according to the advice found on your website).
After that, I transferred my website to the 3.8.11 Virtual Machine using the Akeeba-backup file and Akeeba's Kickstart pro 5.4.2. I entered 'qualitas' as name for the MySQL-database, 'root' as login, and 'bitnami' as password. I guessed that I should not change the password before having completed the whole restoration procedure. The restoration seemed to be successful (according to Angie's reporting). In the end, Kickstart removed the redundant files without errors.
After restarting the Joomla VM, it assigned a new IP address 192.168.64.3 (the original was 192.168.64.2) and clicking the button 'go to application' resulted in showing my website correctly.
The only problem is that to log in as administrator (on the login-page http://192.168.64.3/administrator) appears to be impossible. The original login-data do not work, 'user' and 'bitnami' (the defaults given with the stack) do not work. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked.
How do I proceed to regain access to the backend of my website?