How to reset your Joomla admin password using phpMyAdmin

In this tutorial, you will find out how to change your Joomla admin password using phpMyAdmin. This is useful to know in case you ever forget it

For this tutorial, we will be showing how to get to phpMyAdmin using cPanel. No control panel is required, however

1) Scroll down until you see Databases

2) Click phpMyAdmin

 

3) Click on your Joomla database at left


4) Scroll down until you find your users table


5) Click the Browse button


6) Click the Edit button next to the user whose password you wish to change


7) Type the new password here


 

Joomla stores its passwords as a hash. This is an irreversible form of encryption

 

8) Click here to tell phpMyAdmin to convert this password to the correct format


9) Click MD5

 

10) Now, scroll down and click Go

 

 

Now let's go to Joomla and check that it worked

 

11) Log in


 

Success!


 

Now let's change our password in Joomla, since it stores extra information along with the MD5 hash of the password

12) Click Site

 

13) Go to User Manager

 

14) Click on the user


15) Change the user's password


16) And click Save

 

That's it! Your Joomla administrator password has now been updated

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