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Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:03 am
by torkil
If you read the previous posts in this thread, you'll find at least 3 different ways to solve this:
- Use phpMyAdmin to generate the MD5 hash
- Use the forgotten password function on your site
- Use an external resource to generate an MD5 hash

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:34 am
by viziers
torkil wrote: If you read the previous posts in this thread, you'll find at least 3 different ways to solve this:
- Use phpMyAdmin to generate the MD5 hash
- Use the forgotten password function on your site
- Use an external resource to generate an MD5 hash
Torkil, which url ?
http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,10985.0.html
thanks

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:53 am
by torkil
I am referring to other replies in THIS discussion. This discussion started with a question very similar to yours, and has been replied to in several different ways already.

Just scroll up and read what people have already written.

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:59 pm
by AROMAZLA
torkill

these suggestions helped me a lot, thanks, God bless you

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:07 am
by abuishaq
Hi, Im newbie here,
its already 4 days i cannot loged in to my backend page, when i try to log in it always any prompt "You Need To Login" its NOT "Incorrect password or username" I allready try to delete all temporary, cache, cookie, but its still "You Need To Login"
and by finding this thread, i try to reset my password, and still with the new username and password its "You Need To Login" so I'm sure my username and password are correct, but why I cannot lloged into my backend page? help me plizz

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:27 am
by torkil
Please, I mean no offense, but I am not confident that everyone would know how to reset their password in for example phpMyAdmin. I do recommend that you use the "I forgot my password"-function first (as outlined previously in this threadm by basically opening http://www.mywebsite.com/index.php?opti ... n&Itemid=1). Then double check and triple check that the password you are using is the correct one. (for instance: When you are copying the password from the e-mail, make sure that you don't copy a space after the password itself, since "aw3foh89" and "aw3foh89 " do not match. (notice the space in the latter)

Sorry if it sounds like I'm talking down to you in a condescending tone, I really am not, I just want to make sure that everything is done correctly. I've had plenty of clients that have overlooked small errors like this before, so it wouldn't be the first time.  :)

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:23 pm
by AmyStephen
To add, if you are able to logon to the frontend and not to the backend, there is a little Joomla! quirk resolved by setting the live site in your configuration file to www.domainname.com instead of domainname.com.

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:05 pm
by abuishaq
torkil wrote: Please, I mean no offense, but I am not confident that everyone would know how to reset their password in for example phpMyAdmin. I do recommend that you use the "I forgot my password"-function first (as outlined previously in this threadm by basically opening http://www.mywebsite.com/index.php?opti ... n&Itemid=1). Then double check and triple check that the password you are using is the correct one. (for instance: When you are copying the password from the e-mail, make sure that you don't copy a space after the password itself, since "aw3foh89" and "aw3foh89 " do not match. (notice the space in the latter)

Sorry if it sounds like I'm talking down to you in a condescending tone, I really am not, I just want to make sure that everything is done correctly. I've had plenty of clients that have overlooked small errors like this before, so it wouldn't be the first time.  :)
first of all thanks 4 yo reply, is that link for frontend login? unlucky me, I disable frontend login :'(
for password, I already  "triple check" and I never copy paste the password, but yah it still "You Need To Login"
for aditional info I Use the latest joomla, 1.0.11

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:13 am
by torkil
If you re-enable frontend login, then you can use the forgot password functionality mentioned above.

You do not need to add the login module or a link to the login component at all, so this will be completely transparent to your regular users - no changes will be visible.

Re: Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 4:59 am
by cronlin
quick question....

okay, I've used this method before to change my admin password but now when I try to, I get this error in phpmyadmin:

Code: Select all

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/phpMyAdmin/tbl_replace.php on line 155

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/phpMyAdmin/tbl_replace.php:155) in /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/phpMyAdmin/libraries/common.lib.php on line 1154
any ideas?

all I'm doing is browsing the entries in my jos_users table, then selecting my account to edit it and entering the hash code for the password I'm wanting to change it to, I've also tried entering different hash codes that are listed and it's the same error.

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 5:50 am
by torkil
Hm. Seems like a bug in phpmyadmin maybe.

Try opening this URL instead, to use the "forgot password"-function:

http://www.yourwebsite.com/index.php?op ... stPassword

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 6:54 pm
by William Reed
First off, I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this question.

I am one of the Super Admins for a website using Joomla 1.0.12 and Community Builder.  On Friday, getting in an out of the website worked like a charm but when an attempt to login to the website, the following message is received on the browser:

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This is using Windows Explorer 6.0

Attempts to access login to the back end have also failed.  We have attempted to investigate the issue and located the file and edited one of the passwords in there as well but still get the above error message.

We are at a loss and would appreciate any possible assistance.

Thanks!

William R. Reed

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:22 pm
by torkil
You should use this URL:
http://www.yourwebsite.com/index.php?op ... stPassword

If this does not work, please make sure that you have enabled frontend login in your configuration.php-file:
$mosConfig_frontend_login = '1';

Changing the password in your configuration.php-file will NOT work. If anything this will only make your site unable to connect to the database. All user passwords are stored in the users database table. Please refer to previous posts in this thread for an explenation on how to do this.

Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:53 am
by apinheiro
Hi there,
I've tried everything on this post...and still can't login on the backend of my site!

Please I need some help.

Thank in advance.

Recovering Admin Password

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:30 pm
by drducky
Can you explain in laymans terms how to get my password or reset

Signed green newbie

Re: Re: FAQ: Recover Admin Password

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:48 pm
by brad