> I remembered I left the ANGIE Password blank at the Configuration but I was wondering why it was asking for password.
This is a browser issue (and I was able to reproduce it with Chrome, Safari and Firefox). Browsers auto-fill the ANGIE password in two places:
- In the Configuration page (even though it's not a visible field!)
- In the Backup Now page
They use whatever password is stored for that site, usually the Super User's password. The next version of Akeeba Backup will have an ill-documented attribute in this password field which instructs the browser to never fill it in automatically.
> I deleted the file of akeebabackup from the CPanel, still it was locked out so I decided to delete the entire files of my site and made a fresh Joomla start as I can no longer wait for the advice of Nicholas.
Rebuilding the site is not necessary. Dale gave you the correct solution. Deleting that file after you extract the backup archive and BEFORE you click on the "Run the restoration" button in Kickstart will remove the password protection from ANGIE.
> I just wasted my time building the site. Perhaps, you should warn subscribers to put password on ANGIE to avoid wasting their time. If my suggestion makes sense, I read from Nicholas that if Akeebabackup subscribers can introduce some sensible suggestions to improve his products, he gives subscribers some breaks.
Rebuilding the site IS NOT NECESSARY. Even if the restoration script is dead, out, kaput you can still restore your site manually, using the emergency restoration: https://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation/akeeba-backup-documentation/unorthodox-emergency-restoration.html
Even this is not necessary. As Dale explained, deleting the password.php file removes the password protection from ANGIE.
Finally, even though the issue is caused by the browser auto-filling fields and our users not paying attention to that, I did find a way to prevent that and I'll apply that to the next release.
Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos
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