I recently set up a new Linux server for development
Then I went to my production Linux server that has my current magento website. I modified the configuration to use a new url like
https://developmentarea.mysite.com then i cleared out the magento cache. Then I zipped up all the magento files and mysqldump the database.
i moved everything over to the new linux server. Installed the magento site. I am able to see the product pages on this new development area.
When I go to the admin area, and I'm asked to login, I am unable to. I put in my username and password, press submit, and i'm redirected back to the login page. I notice that once i'm redirected back to the login screen, there is no error message saying I entered the wrong username or password. I see in the browser url that this bit has been added
https://dev.mysite.com/index.php/admin/index/index/key/4727dbc6df408ace4070a39aa72f9289/. This leads me to suspect that I perhaps I actually did login, but was kicked back out.
Does anyone know why I can't login to the admin area even though the database should be a copy of the production but with all the urls changes?