I'm posting this question again since all the existing related posts are pretty old! I am completely new to Magento and I had just started to change a few config settings when I started to get a 404 on the admin. Site loads fine it's the admin I have issues with. I was setting up stores fine but I changed a Base URL (secure) saved and got a 404 afterwards. I have no idea whatsoever how to fix this and I need my admin back! I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks,

  • Hi, Can you please check is there any .htaccess file available on your project root directory ? Commented Oct 21, 2019 at 3:59
  • Yes, there is an .htaccess file. Commented Oct 21, 2019 at 15:03
  • Did you enabled URL rewrite ? Commented Oct 21, 2019 at 15:09
  • im not 100% sure but im pretty sure I didn't, since I was changing settings just to see the results. I never imagined there was a config change that would prevent me to go back to the admin and change it back! Commented Oct 21, 2019 at 15:15
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    sure! I really appreciate your help! Commented Oct 21, 2019 at 15:46

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Open you Database in phpmyadmin and then select your DB there and run this query there.

UPDATE `core_config_data` SET `value` = '0' WHERE `core_config_data`.`path` = 'web/secure/use_in_adminhtml';

After this please run below commands to clear cache..

php bin/magento cache:clean
php bin/magento cache:flush

That's it. After doing this you can open your admin page.

Hope this will help you!

  • Let me know if this solution works for you or not ? Commented Oct 21, 2019 at 16:04
  • Approve my answer if above solution works for you. Commented Oct 21, 2019 at 16:32
  • it worked! thanks a lot!!! I really appreciate your help Commented Oct 21, 2019 at 19:28
  • Thanks you too Buddy. Happy to help you! 😊👍 Commented Oct 22, 2019 at 1:38

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