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Logging In

Hello, and welcome to the Silverstripe CMS User Help. Hopefully, you can find the topic you're looking for in the sidebar. Alternatively, you can use our search function above.

If you have not yet installed Silverstripe CMS, but want to follow along, you can use our interactive demo at

To access this help guide, click the button Help from your Silverstripe CMS menu at any time.

Logging in to the CMS

To access the Silverstripe CMS, you need a username and password. Usernames and passwords can only be given by the site's administrator. If you don't have a username or password, contact the person or organisation that created the website.

Open your web browser. It is best to use the latest version of your browser for the best experience.

To navigate to the login page for the site administration, type in your website address, and add "/admin" to the end. For example, if your website is, your login page would be found at

Enter your login (usually your email address) and password. This will take you to the CMS main screen.

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Login to Silverstripe CMS

Staying signed in ("Remember Me" functionality)

If you select the Keep me signed in checkbox field, you will be automatically signed in the next time you visit the site. Only use this option on a computer where you alone have access.

Additional information:

  • When checking this option you will stay signed in for 30 days by default.
  • You can stay signed in on multiple devices by default.
  • Logging out of one device will clear automatic sign-ins on all of your devices by default, which means you will need to log in again next time.
  • These features may behave differently based on how the developers / administrators have configured them.

Lost Password

If you can't remember your password, click the link I've lost my password. You'll be asked to enter your email address and will receive an email with a link that allows you to reset your password.

If you are managing other CMS users and want to reset a password for somebody else, refer to Changing and Managing Users.

Sudo Mode

Some sensitive actions may require you to verify your identity by re-entering your password before you can do them. This extra layer of security, called "sudo mode", is applied to especially sensitive actions to help protect you and your website from malicious actors.

Sudo mode verification

After you have verified your identity you will be able to perform these protected actions for a period of time without having to verify each time.