Add User MOD for PHPBB does not send password


The Add User Mod for PHPBB is an excellent addition, letting admins add users directly, like when moving from an email list or alternate board.

However with PHPBB 3.0.7 you will encounter the problem that new users do not receive their automatically generated password in the signup email. Likewise, users who create a new account for themselves will not receive the password in email; perhaps this is desirable from a security standpoint, but it increases "Help me!" calls to admins like me to an unusable level.

phpBB upgrade error: group_skip_auth


Encountered this whilst attempting to upgrade phpBB using svn:

SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

Unknown column 'g.group_skip_auth' in 'where clause' [1054]


SELECT a.forum_id, a.auth_option_id, a.auth_role_id, a.auth_setting
FROM acl_groups a, user_group ug, groups g
WHERE a.group_id = ug.group_idAND g.group_id = ug.group_id
  AND ug.user_pending = 0
  AND NOT (ug.group_leader = 1 AND g.group_skip_auth = 1)
  AND ug.user_id = 22


The solution took awhile to determine but it's quite simple. Go to your board's database update module at:

which will add the requisite columns to the tables.