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forgot my password

Post by anhba » Wed May 11, 2016 9:29 pm

Hey there folks. I installed php a few months back and I have forgotten what my password is to log into the admin panel. I have tried to send a reset request about 6 times now but I never get a response. How can I get my password reset?. Thanke

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Re: forgot my password

Post by stevemaury » Thu May 12, 2016 1:26 am

In phpMyAdmin, run the following, which will create an admin user named Admin1 with a password of admin. From that point you should be able to get into the ACP.

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INSERT INTO phpbb_users (user_type, group_id, username, username_clean, user_regdate, user_password, user_email, user_lang, user_style, user_rank, user_colour, user_posts, user_permissions, user_ip, user_birthday, user_lastpage, user_last_confirm_key, user_post_sortby_type, user_post_sortby_dir, user_topic_sortby_type, user_topic_sortby_dir, user_avatar, user_sig, user_sig_bbcode_uid, user_jabber, user_actkey, user_newpasswd) VALUES (3, 5, 'Admin1', 'admin1', 0, '21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3', '', 'en', 1, 1, 'AA0000', 1, '', '', '', '', '', 't', 'a', 't', 'd', '', '', '', '', '', '');
Change your table prefix if it is not phpbb_

See Executing SQL Queries in phpMyAdmin if you are unfamiliar with running database queries.

As soon as you have done this, use the temporary admin account to change the details on the original admin account, then delete the temporary account.
This is because:
  1. anyone could use that account to log in to your board if you didn’t change the password.
  2. this temporary user has not been fully set up (e.g. it is not a member of the “Registered users” group, so it won’t have normal access to your forums).
To remove the account you will first need to remove “founder” status from it: ACP > USERS AND GROUPS tab > Manage Users > Admin1 > Overview > Founder = No
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Re: forgot my password

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Re: forgot my password

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu May 12, 2016 2:29 am

also, if you can see the link to the admin panel you are already logged in as admin. assuming that you are seeing the extra login for the admin panel, how did you log into the board to begin with? that username/passwrod is the same as the one you use to log into the board.

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