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McCain
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:29 am Reply with quote

I did a search, but didn't seem to find what I was looking for, so I thought I'd ask here. Over the weekend my computer got a virus on it, thanks to my wife.

I've gone through, and changed all my passwords, one of which was my god admin account password for my site. We'll now the dang password isn't working, nor is the old one. Is there a way to change the password, or am I screwed?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:11 am Reply with quote

You'd need to go into your database (using phpMyAdmin) and change it there. Edit your authors table and use MD5 on your intended password.

If you use Sentinel, you'd have to go into the Sentinel tables and change the backup as well

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:32 pm Reply with quote

evaders99 wrote:
You'd need to go into your database (using phpMyAdmin) and change it there. Edit your authors table and use MD5 on your intended password.

If you use Sentinel, you'd have to go into the Sentinel tables and change the backup as well

Hate to revive my old post, but I am still having trouble. I went into phpMyAdmin, and pulled up the authors table, but from there I am totally lost. I tried to reset what I thought was the password, but it didn't seem to work. Is there by chance a step by step tutorial showing how to do this?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:55 pm Reply with quote

No step by step that I know of. Go into PHPmyadmin and browse the authors table. There is an edit symbol for each record. Select to edit the God record. You should see columns for field, type, function, null, and value. Under the pwd field select md5 from the drop down list. That is a function that will be applied. Then in value type in the text value of whatever you want the new password to be. So, type that in and click on GO. That should change the password. Remember whatever text value you typed in.

I don't know about the Sentinel backup and I'm not sure it affects what you do through PHPmyadmin. Note that whatever shows up in the value field after you apply to the md5 function to it will be different (unless you type in the same text that was already there) from what you saw before. But it won't be easily decipherable.
 
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