How to recover administrator password for joomla?

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How to recover administrator password for joomla?

Post by SonaliVerma » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:23 am

In order to reset the password, I connected to the database and executed the following SQL-query
(eg using phpMyAdmin): binding salt goes to id, which must be = 62

username - admin, password - admin
Joomla 1.0.x:
UPDATE `jos_users` SET password = '21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3 'WHERE ID = 62;

This did not work for my website. How can I do this?
Last edited by imanickam on Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:48 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Moved the topic from the forum Administration Joomla! 2.5 to the forum Administration Joomla! 1.0. In the future, please post your question in the appropriate (version) forums.

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Re: How to recover administrator password for joomla?

Post by srisivasoftware » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:04 pm

i see the space around your password field password = '21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3 ' and please confirm this password md5 is right one?

please do install 1.0 in your localhost to set the admin as password then copy the same code to your online table and check it again?



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