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Reset your Joomla admin password using phpMyAdmin

This tutorial you show you how to reset your Joomla admin password using phpMyAdmin

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

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3) Click on your Joomla database at left

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4) Scroll down until you find your users table

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5) Click the Browse button

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

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7) Type the new password here

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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

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9) Click MD5

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10) Now, scroll down and click Go

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

11) Log in

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Success!

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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

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14) Click on the user

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15) Change the user’s password

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16) And click Save

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