How to Reset Joomla Password

If you forget your Joomla password, you can reset it in one of three ways:

  • Use the Forgot your password link on the login screen
  • Reset the password through QuickInstall
  • Manually reset the password through the database with phpMyAdmin

Lost your password?

  1. Go to your login screen at http://example.com/index.php/component/users/?view=login (replace example.com with your actual domain and installation location).
  2. Under the login form, click on Forgot your password.
  3. Enter the email address of the account you're trying to log into.
  4. Click Submit to have the password sent to your email address.

QuickInstall Password Reset

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Under Software/Services, click on QuickInstall.
  3. In the top navigation bar, click My Installs.

    My Installs
  4. Click "Reset Password" next to the installation for which you would like the password reset.

    My Installs
  5. Select the user you want to reset.

    My Installs
  6. Type in your new password in the "Password" field.
  7. Click Reset Password to change the password for the selected user.

Manual Password Reset

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Under Databases, click phpMyAdmin.
  3. Click on the Joomla database from the list on the left. (If you installed this through QuickInstall this will be named jmln#.)
  4. Click joom_users on the list.
  5. Under username, you will see the list of registered users. Under the user for which you want to reset the password, click edit.
  6. Under the password column, clear the value on the far right and replace with the following:
    d2064d358136996bd22421584a7cb33e:trd7TvKHx6dMeoMmBVxYmg0vuXEA4199
      This will change your password to: secret
  7. At the bottom of the page, click GO.
  8. Using the new password, you can now login to the account to change the password to one of your choosing.