How to Reset Joomla admin Password from MySQL command line

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It is very common thing for clients having Joomla based websites to forget their password. It is possible to reset password from jos_users table using PhpMyadmin. But it is much

# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:

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mysql> USE joomla_site;
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Database changed

mysql> UPDATE `jos_users` SET `password` = MD5( ‘new_password’ ) WHERE `jos_users`.`username` = “administrator” ;

Replace "new password", string with whatever new password is necessary
Change “administrator” or admin with joomla's admin username.

There you, go Joomla admin password is changed :)

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One Response to “How to Reset Joomla admin Password from MySQL command line”

  1. admin BULGARIA Google Chrome Linux says:

    If above code doesn't work then its because of Joomla version or SQL version.

    SQL code for use with Joomla 2.5.x 3.1.x 

    INSERT INTO `jos_users`
       (`name`, `username`, `password`, `params`)
    VALUES ('Administrator2', 'admin2',
        'd2064d358136996bd22421584a7cb33e:trd7TvKHx6dMeoMmBVxYmg0vuXEA4199', '');
    INSERT INTO `jos_user_usergroup_map` (`user_id`,`group_id`)
    VALUES (LAST_INSERT_ID(),'8');

    SQL code for use with Joomla 1.5.xx

    INSERT INTO `jos_users`
       (`name`, `username`, `password`, `usertype`, `gid`, `params`)
    VALUES ('Administrator2', 'admin2',
        'd2064d358136996bd22421584a7cb33e:trd7TvKHx6dMeoMmBVxYmg0vuXEA4199',
        'Super Administrator', 25, '');
    INSERT INTO `jos_core_acl_aro`
    VALUES (NULL, 'users', LAST_INSERT_ID(), 0, 'Administrator2', 0);
    INSERT INTO `jos_core_acl_groups_aro_map`
    VALUES (25, '', LAST_INSERT_ID());
    
    
    

    - password = “this is the MD5 and salted hashed password”
    ——————————————————
    - admin = 433903e0a9d6a712e00251e44d29bf87:UJ0b9J5fufL3FKfCc0TLsYJBh2PFULvT
    - secret = d2064d358136996bd22421584a7cb33e:trd7TvKHx6dMeoMmBVxYmg0vuXEA4199
    - OU812 = 5e3128b27a2c1f8eb53689f511c4ca9e:J584KAEv9d8VKwRGhb8ve7GdKoG7isMm

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