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lost admin password
#1
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Hi,
I installed and ran FT for 2 weeks when I suddenly discovered that I was older than I thought : I cannot remember the damn admin password !
I tried the FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD? page and even if I get a "
X Your login information has been emailed to you." the email is not sent to me...
I checked in the DB but of course the password is encrypted. I tried to change the email address (to make sure) through phpmyadmin but it does not work either...
How could I access my data without losing everything ?
Thanks in advance for your help guys...
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#2
Hi nonmais,

What a pain! But no worries. To create a new password you'll need to do this: create a new file on your server and the following PHP. Load it up in your browser and copy the generated code to your clipboard.

PHP Code:
<?php
echo md5(md5("mypassword"));
?>

Then, update the database record with that value and log in with the password "mypassword".

Hope this helps!

Oh - and once you've logged back in, be sure to double check your email address on file for the admin account. And if you're using Swift Mailer, log into that module and do a couple of tests to confirm the emails are getting sent. If they're not, disable it!

All the best. Smile

- Ben
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#3
Hi Ben,

The Forgot Password feature doesn't work for me. Never got an email from the system. Reset my password directly in the DB table. But the form email notification worked.

Wen
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#4
(Nov 17th, 2010, 8:26 PM)Wen Wrote: Hi Ben,

The Forgot Password feature doesn't work for me. Never got an email from the system. Reset my password directly in the DB table. But the form email notification worked.

Wen

The Forgot Password doesn't work for me, either. Tried resetting my password directly in the database, with no luck. I'm not quite understanding Ben's directions on how to reset or retrieve the admin password. When I clicked the Forgot Password link to have it send to my email, I can see in the database that it does reset it to a temporary password, but since it's encrypted, I'm not sure how to retrieve it. Any help here is greatly appreciated!
I actually did get it figured out..thanks!
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#5
Good to hear! Smile

btw, for anyone else stumbling along this post, here's a quicker way to generate the encrypted password. Just go here, enter your new password & copy and paste that into the password field for admin account record in your database:
http://docs.formtools.org/encrypt.php

- Ben
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