Reset Umbraco admin password


If you have lost the admin password and need to reset it you may have come across this post

The best technique to use is this one:

Run this SQL query on the database (or edit the table manually)

UPDATE umbracoUser set userdisabled=0, userLogin='admin', userPassword='default' where id=0

Now search in the web.config the UsersMembershipProvider and change the

into Clear:

Now you should be able to login with admin / default

If that works, revert the change in the web.config and save the web.config. Now change the admin password by using the umbraco-client (users/administrator/reset password)

Check the database to see that the password is hashed again.


If you are interested in password security I recommend this article