How to reset your user Password in Joomla

How to reset your user Password in Joomla

Follow these steps to reset your user password in Joomla:

Method 1: Using Joomla Admin Panel

  1. Log into Joomla Admin Panel:
    • Open your web browser and navigate to your Joomla admin login page.
    • Enter your admin username and password to log in.
  2. Navigate to User Management:
    • From the control panel, go to Users -> Manage.
  3. Select the User:
    • Click on the username of the user whose password you want to reset.
  4. Reset Password:
    • In the user’s profile, enter the new password in the Password and Confirm Password fields.
    • Click Save & Close to update the password.

Method 2: Using PHPMyAdmin

  1. Log into cPanel:
    • Open your web browser and navigate to your cPanel login page.
    • Enter your username and password to access the cPanel dashboard.
  2. Access PHPMyAdmin:
    • In the cPanel dashboard, locate and click on the PHPMyAdmin icon.
  3. Select Your Database:
    • In PHPMyAdmin, select your Joomla database from the list on the left.
  4. Find the Users Table:
    • Locate and click on the jos_users table (the prefix might be different).
  5. Edit the User Record:
    • Find the user whose password you want to reset and click Edit.
    • In the password field, enter the new password using the MD5 format (you can use an online MD5 generator to create the hash).
    • Click Go to save the changes.

Important Notes

  • Always backup your website and database before making changes.
  • Test your login after resetting the password to ensure it works correctly.

Joomla allows users that have lost or forgotten their passwords to reset them

Scroll down to view the links under the Login Form

1) Click on the Forgot your password link
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Scroll down to view the entire password recovery form

2) Click the Email Address field and enter the email address associated with your account
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3) Now click the Submit button
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4) Joomla will send an email to the email address you entered that will contain a verification code. Enter your account username and the verification code from the email
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5) Select the Verification Code field and paste the code from the email you previously received here

6) Next click on the Submit button
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7) Now you can enter a new password
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8) Reenter your password in the Confirm Password field
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9) Click on the Submit button to complete the process
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Now you know how to reset a lost or forgotten password in Joomla

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