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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by 18Googol2 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:37 am

In case I forgot admin password, I just head over the url "forgot password", and let it send me an email with a token.

But if you website is compromised, that would be a different story. The bad guy probably changes the email address as well, so access to backend database sounds like the only solution

Edit: Im thinking, if the generic method to reset admin password with the backend database works, does it mean Joomla uses the same salt string in every installation?

If it is really the case, there is no extra benefit in term of security if someone figures out the salt string?

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by gruntmon » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:46 pm

rliskey wrote:This technique is explained here:
Security and Performance FAQs: How do I reset an administrator password?
Using this website and creating my own hash from my own password worked to get back into my site. Thanks, never realized the hacker changed the admin password.

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Reset Admin password joomla

Post by Mootje » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:47 am

Okay guy, i'll show you how it worked for me. i use joomla 1.5.8

1. First go to your localhost in your webbrowser (1)

2. click on databases. (2)

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3. select the joomla database (4)

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4. scroll down to jos_users en click on it. (3)

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5. on the next page go to browse. (5)

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6. Select change (6)

7. select MD5 of the drop down menu (7)

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8. Fill in desired password (8)

9. Press go to save changes.

Go to hxxp://yourwebsite.com/administrator, login and change the password.


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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by judemacd » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:04 pm

How many times can I say thanks for this? ........ Phew!

Moral of the (my) Story - Senior moment :-[ .
"When working on multiple sites thou shalt always remember to take a copy of passwords! No matter how easy they seem to be at the time!"

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by gypsygirl94 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:48 am

here is a hash for 1.5, and i believe versions over 1.0.13

af9083d4b82dbc0745b124db3b3cf15d:M0WuLowO4rtRTddG

DO NOT change drop down to MD5

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by soulgreater » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:51 am

enter this hash:
5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99
and login as your old username and the password is :
password
and immediately go to the user manager and change it to a new one

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by Nica521 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:24 am

Hi All,

I don't know what wrong, but I have reset my admin password before and this time I cannot get it to work! I am using J1.5.8, and the way suggested above is the normal method, however this time it is not working.

I migrated the site from one domain to another and since this migration I cannot log into the admin area?

Am I missing something?

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by Nica521 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:25 am

I have sorted this out, finally! I decided to check the permissions on the root folder(folder where joomla is installed) and discovered that it was set to 755. I changed this to 775 and I am now able to log into the admin.

Hopefully this helps someone!

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by kable78 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:12 pm

This worked! MD5, put in whatever word you want, log in. Thanks so much!

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by burton1813 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:31 pm

Help! I have done all of these things. I have installed 1.5.9 multiple times and cannot get the password to work! I tried using the SQL query to no avail. When I try to go in and when I click on the jos_users I cannot figure out where to go in order to manually find the admin user (picture attached). I tried searching for the "admin" user and no results come up. I hate being those rare cases but here I am. I have setup Joomla 1.5 before but it didn't give me this kind of trouble.
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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by cgoodwin » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:29 am

What username did you log in to the administrator panel using? If you can't remember, look for user id 62 (from previous page where somebody suggested this was the default admin id).

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5.9 ?

Post by madamsplash » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:16 pm

I've got the same problems - normal methods of recovery for phpmyadmin are not working, neither any of the instructions above ...

Site is new - installed 1.5.8 from Fantastico and upgraded immediately

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by airton » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:29 pm

In phpMyAdmin, open the table jos_users and click on the "Browse" tab/button.
Locate the user with id=62 (super-admin) and click on the pencil icon to edit it.
Change the username as you wish
In the password field, change the "Function" to MD5 and type the new password
Click on the "Go" button to save.

Now log in with the new username/password.

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5.9?

Post by madamsplash » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:36 pm

I have become an expert in resurrecting versions 1.5.2 to 1.5.8 to 1.5.9 ... so I have tried yours suggestions a few times -- and now have 2 sites down for same problem - and these sites are upgraded to 1.5.9 taken from Joomla site.

Activated the Login Form through the database, sent myself a token, and could only enter as regular member - when using the login page.

is 1.5.9 different?

M'am

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5.9?

Post by airton » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:31 am

madamsplash wrote:I have become an expert in resurrecting versions 1.5.2 to 1.5.8 to 1.5.9 ... so I have tried yours suggestions a few times -- and now have 2 sites down for same problem - and these sites are upgraded to 1.5.9 taken from Joomla site.

Activated the Login Form through the database, sent myself a token, and could only enter as regular member - when using the login page.

is 1.5.9 different?

M'am
Besides some security fixes, nothing has changed, sorry. Try this and see if it works for you: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?p ... 1#p1579091
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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by kimkhan » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:50 pm

I had block set to 1 and as a result I was not able to login even after following the above instructions. So I set the block to 0 and used MD5 and a new password ( I just simply used an 8 char password - no need to enter any MD5 32char code in here - MD5 hash is automatically generated as soon as you press the Go to save the changes).

I was pulling my hair for sometime and finally realized the block setting and now I am good. Thanks for the great instruction with graphics.

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by Ramtuli » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:20 am

1232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3
Change this number to "21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3" - it works!

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by abdulraheem » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:23 am

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by rliskey » Fri May 15, 2009 8:29 am

"Anyone know the Joomla 1.5 hash for admin? I'll race you to it..."

Can't get there from here. The salt means it's different on every website. Just use the regular md5 hash for 'admin'. That will work at first--long enough to get you in.

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by lcipir » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:28 am

cdbrehm wrote:I found the solution that worked for me, but because it contained a link I think the moderators removed my follow-up post. So let me quote the solution that worked for me.


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A different approach ...
Submitted by Visitor From Afar on Fri, 2007-08-31 08:09.
By temporarily removing the authentication in PHP, you can let anyone login. So, in Joomla 1.5 RC, you can go to plugins/authentication/joomla.php and modify the line:

if ( $crypt == $testcrypt) {

so that it reads:

if ( true /* $crypt == $testcrypt */ ) {


Now everyone can login with any password. Change your password to something that you can remember. Do not forget to put the original authentication code back in.

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Please note the last line, "Do not forget to put the original authentication code back in (if ( $crypt == $testcrypt) {)." Important!

You are the best kind of help! Thank you!!

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how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by JontyPTraveler » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:17 pm

I was wrong about the salt hash in 1.5. All you need is the md5.

Here is the post on how to recover passwords:
http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=10985

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by kaye10 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:57 am

Hi Andy...i did all teh above but nothing works..im using Joomla 1.5.6..i went into Phpmyadmin and used ur hashed pass and pointed to the admin back end but still says password/username dont match..i even tried adding super admins with the SQL but still wont take the password...am i doing something wrong?
humvee wrote:The password encoding that is done by Joomla! itself not only uses MD5# but also SALT which takes the MD5# and encrypts it even further.

MD5# will still work as previously described

Andy

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by Pylon » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:55 pm

Jack!

You're the man. First time i've mislaid a super admin UN/PW in four years!

joomla.php hack works a treat

Just make sure you haven't lost the ftp details too!
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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by edinn » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:32 pm

cdbrehm wrote:I found the solution that worked for me, but because it contained a link I think the moderators removed my follow-up post. So let me quote the solution that worked for me.


*****
A different approach ...
Submitted by Visitor From Afar on Fri, 2007-08-31 08:09.
By temporarily removing the authentication in PHP, you can let anyone login. So, in Joomla 1.5 RC, you can go to plugins/authentication/joomla.php and modify the line:

if ( $crypt == $testcrypt) {

so that it reads:

if ( true /* $crypt == $testcrypt */ ) {


Now everyone can login with any password. Change your password to something that you can remember. Do not forget to put the original authentication code back in.

Jack

********

Please note the last line, "Do not forget to put the original authentication code back in (if ( $crypt == $testcrypt) {)." Important!

thank u very much, its work by my localserver. woooooooooooooooow

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by sirknight115 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:19 am

Hell Yeah !!!! This worked for me!!!! Thank YOU!!! VERY MUCH !!! I though I would have to reload everything! :D

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by aldrin » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:34 am

FOLLOW MOOTJE'S INSTRUCTIONS!
IT WORKS FOR ME!
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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by _eGo_ » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:54 pm

Seriously, I have tried all the above and nothing works! Help...

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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by decomo95 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:50 am

Mootje's solution works for me.
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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by Tribalix » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:43 am

Somehow I could not renew the password, such a thing had never happened, for many years I'm using joomla :(
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Re: how to reset super administrator password in Joomla 1.5 + ?

Post by junbernardo » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:43 am

snowboarder wrote: Do what Humvee said but put a 2 in front on the MD5 code he says. He put the code in wrong, it should have 32 characters - all MD5 # numbers have 32 characters.
Yes, adding the number "2" did it. Thank you guys! :D


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