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Resetting your Drupal Admin Password

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If you have lost your Drupal admin login, You can use the follwing methods to reset your administrator password.

Method One: Email

  • In your web browser, go to your Drupal login page.
  • Click the “Request new password” link.
  • In the “Username or e-mail address” box, enter the account’s username or the email address that is associated with it.
  • Click the “E-mail new password” button.
  • In the email that is sent from the steps prior, click the link to reset your password and follow the on-screen instructions.

Method Two: PhpMyAdmin

  • Log into PhpMyAdmin, either through your control panel, or by visiting your PhpMyAdmin URL. 
  • In the left-hand panel of PhpMyAdmin, click the Drupal database name.
  • At the top of the page, click the “SQL” tab.
  • Run the following SQL statement by typing the following in the query text box. (Swap out NewPassword for the password you would actually like to set.)
UPDATE users SET pass = MD5( 'NewPassword' ) WHERE uid = 1;
  • You should not be able to log into Drupal as the administrator with the password you just set.