Disable User Registration in Joomla 1.5 - Configuration File

A quick reminder on how to disable user registration in Joomla! CMS version 1.5.x without using the Joomla! CMS back-end panel.

Because we're having some corruption issues and simply using the Joomla! administrator panel to navigate to global configuration, does not work!

It isn't in the configuration.php file prior to Joomla! v1.6.x but in the database.
  1. Open the database to the Joomla 1.5.x website
  2. Browse the table "jos_components" (or "#__components" where "#_" is the site table prefix. default is "jos").
  3. Open the row where name="User Manager"
  4. Set the value under params for AllowUserRegistration
    • allowUserRegistration=0 to disable it.
    • allowUserRegistration=1 to enable it.

Not Working?
Are you sure you are using the Joomla user component or a 3rd-party such as Community Builder or K2? If so, you're in trouble as you HAVE to use the joomla admin panel to edit the settings of the 3rd party components.

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