I am writing this little article about default accounts in MaNGOS and how to deal with them.
> WHAT ARE DEFAULT ACCOUNTS ?
Default accounts are accounts created in the account table of the auth DB when you have a fresh install :
After a fresh install you will get those 4 default accounts that allow you to connect directly to your realm in order to make quick tests.
> HOW CAN YOU USE THEM ?
As you can see you have only encrypted password in DB but the scheme is easy : all passwords are equal to the account name.
Note : They are not case sensitive when you type them in the game client.
> PLEASE... DELETE THESE ACCOUNTS IF THEY ARE NOT NEEDED AFTER YOUR FIRST TESTS !
We recommend that you get rid of these accounts and create your own ones, for obvious security reasons :
DELETE FROM `account` WHERE `username` IN ('ADMINISTRATOR', 'GAMEMASTER', 'MODERATOR', 'PLAYER');
If you let them as it is and run a live server... anyone would be able to connect as a GM if you do not change the default passwords.
Edited by Elmsroth