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How do I reset a forgotten admin password?

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I have tried removing the admin accounts in the database to try and force a reset but this is not working.  I also tried creating a new admin in the database table....also no joy.  Is there anyway to do this?

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40 minutes ago, egliteaw said:

no joy

You need to explain why no joy! this is the way to do it. deleat admin in db table admin, , then go to admin on your browser and you will be asked to make new admin password.

Just be sure to clear your browser cache before doing so.


 

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That was the weird thing.  When I went back to admin it didn't ask to create a new admin.  It only gave a pop-up asking for the old user id and password.  I'll try clearing the cache again and will let you know.

 

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Are you using the htpasswd?  You might need to move the .htaccess and .htpasswd_oscommerce files out of the admin directory (move them rather than deleting them in case you need to move them back). 


Always back up before making changes.

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That may actually be the issue.  I am using the HTaccess and HTpasswd files.  I will try this.  Thanks!

 

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That worked!  Thank you both so much!!!!  I am trying to maintain my late mother's website and it gets easily frustrating when I run into these issues.  You are life savers!!!!

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1 hour ago, ecartz said:

Are you using the htpasswd?  You might need to move the .htaccess and .htpasswd_oscommerce files out of the admin directory (move them rather than deleting them in case you need to move them back). 

Keep in mind...............
Having this kind of security is the best of worlds.

Changing that, it is only allowed via (S)FTP access to the corresponding file.
It is a good security measurement.

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