I am new to Drupal and I have completed the installation process for Commerce Kickstart in my XAMPP environment.

When I try to access the admin page of my sample commerce-kickstart demo eshop, I get an error like so:

error 403 access denied

I am using the predefined Username (admin) and password and PHP 5.3.6.

Can anyone help me to get logged in as admin?

closed as too broad by Shawn Conn, Krishna Mohan, Geoff, Scott Joudry, Yusef Aug 5 '15 at 18:09

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Check if anything in this list of typical things might help:

  • Check if you get the same problem using another browser. If with another browser it works, then it might be a cookie problem. To solve that, delete the cookie in the browser where you have the problem.

  • Make sure "clean urls" is enabled. Refer to "Clean URL leads to duplicate URL after migration to another hosting" for more details on that.

  • Make sure the value of "base_url" is set correctly (in your settings.php).


For all Drupal installs you can use /users to /user/login to access login form, unless the paths have been changed.

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