Lost my admin-password


#1

Hi guys!
I’ve lost my admin-password for my website. I use a Joomla! platform.
Any ideas how I can get a new one?


#2

You could use phpmyadmin from the manage mysql link of the ControlPanel to open your Joomla database.
Then select the user table (jos_user or similar).
Select the user required and edit the record.
In the password field enter a new password and from the function drop-down select MD5 (thanks rlparker :slight_smile: ). Save the record and then you can log-in with your new password which you have now written down in numerous place around your house and on the back of your dogs ear :slight_smile: .


Norm

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#3

Thanx man… The problem is that when I hit the phpMyAdmin thingy I get asked for user and password. And I don’t remember which of the user/passwords (that I recieved on my email) to use.


#4

If you look through your support history on the ControlPanel you will find the original Joomla message with the access details for phpmyadmin. Or, you could add another user/password to the Joomla database to access phpmyadmin. Or, use another MySQL hostname to access.


Norm

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I am NOT a DreamHost employee OK!! :@

You act on my advice at your own risk!


#5

Thanx. Got it to work now. :slight_smile: