Okay, thank you working now... But I'm have no idea how to decode the string, need a hint please ;) I thought it would be a base* encoding but it doesn't seams to be one, which encoding are using the = (%3D)?
Is this database error (Database Connection Error: SQLSTATE[HY000]  No such file or directory) an real error or part of the challenge?
I've already looked at the challenge, and believe that the error is new. Am I right, or is it part of it?