Joomla password

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Joomla password

Post by Felixstoweradio » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:37 pm


Stupid question but the upload installs brilliantly - I love it.

BUT (you knew that was coming didn't you)

When I try to access the Joomla back end, through the Administrator screen - I don't know what the password is. Username is usually Admin, but unless specified the password is random - and I don't have that much life left.

Let me into the secret please.


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Re: Joomla password

Post by Rowan » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:31 am


The password for the backend is the one you entered when you installed Joomla. The second field when installing is labeled Enter a password for the admin user:, so whatever you entered there is what you're looking for.

If you can't remember it, check the Joomla website for tips on resetting the admin password.

Or you could install a new Joomla with the password you want, then find the password value in the database (it's in the jos_users table under the name 'Administrator'), and copy that to the old database table.


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