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Change Super User account password

From the joomla docs How do you recover or reset your admin password? Method 1: Configuration.php Use an FTP program to access your site's ftp Locate and download the configuration.php Using a text ...
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How (re)set password for admin after migration from 1.5?

Here is a workaround to temporary reset your password for your account. Login to your hosting panel and use the database tool that is available (probably PHPmyAdmin). Load the appropriate database ...
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How (re)set password for admin after migration from 1.5?

In addition to FFrewin's fine answer, here's a couple of alternative ways to reset the admin password. Notice Remember that most of these methods will set your password to something simple like admin. ...
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Change Super User account password

Joomla uses the Xyz8_users table for storing user data. Reseting the passwort is simple just execute this query in phpmyadmin: update Xyz8_users set password=md5('newpassword') where username='...
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Creating a Joomla user from outside Joomla

You should use the internal Joomla functions to create and handle user accounts. See the answer here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1904809/how-can-i-create-a-new-joomla-user-account-from-...
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Change Super User account password

Method 1 In phpMyAdmin, go to the Xyz8_users table (change the table prefix, Xyz8_ to your table prefix if it is different.) Select the record for the Super User account (the Super Admin account has ...
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Change Super User account password

you should look for table Xyz8_users. Click "Browse" 2 List with all users will appear. Find the user you want to edit and click the "Edit" link in front of the row Find the "password" row and click ...
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Password problem when a user registers (Akeeba Subscriptions)

You should upgrade to latest version of Joomla 3.2 or to Joomla 3.3 As per this link Joomla 3.2.1+ , doesn't have this issue. If you can't upgrade then you need to change Joomla code (I won't ...
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Change Super User account password

There's also a tool available for Joomla 2.5 (haven't tested with Joomla 3): http://myext.eu/en/j25-login It's simply a PHP file that you upload to your /administrator/ folder and visit in your ...
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In what format does Joomla! stores the password

You've specifically tagged your question with Joomla 3.x, so assuming you're using Joomla 3.2 or later, passwords are hashed using the Bcrypt which is considered one the best method available today. ...
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Redirect users after they reset their password

The onUserAfterSave hook allows you to access this data at the appropriate time via a plugin.
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In what format does Joomla! stores the password

.htaccess file has nothing to do with Joomla! passwords. Joomla < 3.2 Passwords are MD5 hashed and salted. Salt is 32 characters long random string. They are stored in database like {hash}:{salt}....
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Joomla works without my new ftp password, how that's possible?

To change the FTP settings in Joomla, go to: Joomla backend Global Configuration Select the Server tab. Under FTP Settings, set "Enable FTP" to "Yes", which will then slide down the required options ...
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Unable to login through admin panel of Joomla 3.3 site

You need to double-check your configuration.php file. Make sure the following fields are correct: public $host = 'localhost'; /* Usually localhost, but I think GoDaddy uses a different location */ ...
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set user id as the current user in Joomla

You can simply do this by using a core plugin... //Will obtain user object - what the question author needed. $user = JFactory::getUser($uid); //Will authorize you as this user. JPluginHelper::...
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User login only by password

Content Password Plugin The Content Password plugin worked well to password protect content on a Joomla page but unfortunately was not updated by the developer for newer versions of Joomla. ...
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Joomla 3.9.x Password Crypt Aid

Several pointers/recommendations regarding your resolving code for you and future researchers. implode() has a default "glue" of an empty space. PHP Manual When you want to join array elements into ...
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Why aren't the credentials being binded in the user registration email and how can we fix it in J4?

You probably have an override of the language string in question (PLG_USER_JOOMLA_NEW_USER_EMAIL_BODY). You need to either remove it or update it to use the new format with custom variables. Or you ...
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Email confirmation after joomla password R e s e t

You can develop a custom plugin binded to user events to trigger your custom code when the user is modified. Here you can find a guide to create the plugin and the event to use: Creating a Plugin for ...
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Why is password reset being triggered without user submitting the form?

You can prevent this attack by implementing some low-grade authentication before firing the reset script. You might use a recaptcha or automated math question, to stop automated (bot) attacks. To ...
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How can you hide Joomla admin password while inputting the characters?

One of the solution will be to create a custom font (this tutorial explain a way to do this https://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Font) with small circles for all characters and bind this font to your ...
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Bypass password reset 'confirm' page

Just came across this extension, which would allow me to create an override of the com_users registration controller class (in order to add the extra query parameter to the reset link), as an ...
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Database to multi-language website doesn't have user but log in possible with the user

It's likely that you are accessing a different database. So make sure you are reaching at the actual current one. Check your configuration.php about the right database. If you have access to the ...
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Database to multi-language website doesn't have user but log in possible with the user

It is quite possible not to have users (or articles, categories, etc...) stored in "local" database which belongs to website by its reference in configuration.php file. That is generally achieved by ...
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Create an Override for reset.php

You are almost there. You should copy it to: TEMPLATE_NAME/code/com_users/models/reset.php You shouldn't copy it to the html folder (notice that code is there instead of html). Check this official ...
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Want to set the Reset password Token to 30 mins in Joomla

I've never seen such a setting in User Options. As per official documentation on http://docs.joomla.org/Help34:Components_Users_Configuration , setting Time in Hours applies to Time period in ...
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set user id as the current user in Joomla

This may no have been available back then, but now I use two ways of loading users in Joomla. Method 1: Load any user as an instance of the User class Loading a user this way will simply store it in ...
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How to subscribe to a password-protected feed with Outlook?

If I were you, I would try following syntax for RSS URL in Outlook: http://<username>:<password>@<full rss url>
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Change Super User account password

It is possible for recover the admin password. Two ways to recover the admin password. Step 1 Edit configuration.php file public $root_user='myname'; Step 2 Edit #__user table in database. http:...
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