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password recovery


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7 April 2010 at 8:47am Community Member, 7 Posts

Had the same problem when importing the database from a local install to another. The url version to recreate the first user after wiping the members in the database with phpmyadmin is the handiest, great!!


30 March 2012 at 9:30pm Community Member, 25 Posts

This is great post! Just the thread I need to get myself out a sticky situation when you forget your own admin password - from time to time.. :)

Just out of curiosity - can this be done in production environment as well? I would imagine it would be a hacker's paradise to create havoc in resetting/recreate anyone's username and passwords...


15 October 2013 at 7:09am Community Member, 2 Posts

My client lost her password and I have been trying everything to reset the password.

Tried the _config.php trick...
Tried the resetting the password in DB and setting the Encryption to none...

Any tips... I am using 2.4.5



15 October 2013 at 11:08am Community Member, 3 Posts


Have you tried going to the Security section, editing the user's details and changing the password by the "Change Password" feature? In the _config.php you can only set the Default Admin's password, as far as I know.

hope this helps