Question : How to reset and recover your Joomla admin password?
If you lost your admin password in joomla and you want to recover it, just follow one of the 2 methods bellow, the first one tested by me and worked like a charm, the second tested by Pirat9 and is working too. For non linux users it is advised to use method I.
1- Convert your new password text to md5 encryption, use this tool for that:
– If you are a linux user you can use the following command to convert your password to md5 encryption:
echo -n "your-password" | md5
Output (Example) 21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3 (md5 encryption for password "admin")
2- Now login to phpmyadmin go to your database and look for table ” jos_user”
Now go to user “admin” and in the crypted password field put “21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3 ” (Change this with your current generated md5 encryption)
save and exit.
Now you will be able to login with your admin password.
II – Method 2:
If you are a linux user and good with terminal, just enter the following commands in your terminal, don`t forget to change the user/password with your current information.
– In terminal login to Mysql server
mysql -u user -p password
mysql> use joomla_database_name;
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>
Now enter this command:
mysql> UPDATE `jos_users` SET `password` = MD5( 'put_new_paswoord_here' ) WHERE `jos_users`.`username` = "admin" ;
exit and login to your joomla admin panel with the password.