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How to change the admin password on Magento

How to change the magento admin password??? It is a question which arrives in two occasions. Case1. You know the password but you likes to change it due to some security reasons. Case2. You have forgotten or lost or you are not able to login with your password. The solutions are,

Case 1. For changing the magento backend login (administrator) password:

a. Log in to your Magento admin panel
b. Select the “System” tab from menu.
c. Go to the “My Account” menu item
d. There are fields where you can enter your New Password and Password Confirmation.
e. Then click on Reset button & Save account.

Case 2. For changing the magento backend login (administrator) password directly through Magento database:

a.. Open your control panel. Go to your databases with the “phpMyAdmin” tool or any other database management tool.
b. Select your Magento database.
c. Find out and open the “admin_user” table from the left side.
d. Click the edit icon on this table.
e. Then type your new password in the value field.
f. Make sure that in the function drop-down (password) menu you have selected “MD5″.
g. Save the table changes.


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