Resetting Magento Admin Password

There are many cases when you forget magento admin password .

For security reasons magento stores password inform of MD5 format in database , so you cant get password directly through phpmyadmin interface.

You can reset password using 2 methods :-

1) First find under which user you want to change password using below query:-


"SELECT * FROM `admin_user`;"

Now, to reset password run below query,


UPDATE `admin_user` SET `password`= MD5("newpassword") WHERE `username`='admin';

2) Go to phpmyadmin.Browse admin_user table . Edit specific record you want to update . While you change password in `password` field, select MD5 from dropdown under Function section & enter your password , it will store your password in MD5 format.

See below Screenshot for better idea :-

Resetting Admin Password

You are Done !!

Now try to login with new password !!

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