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Please help me .....

I have lost my admin password and am not able to login...

How can i retrieve or change my password?

Please help

 

In the mysql database find the table called 'administrators'

You can then change the password to whatever you want.

But you must encrypt your new password 1st.

 

Does anyone know what Oscommerce uses for encryption?

 

MD5 is most commonly used for php and mysql applications

and you can encrypt your new password here

 

http://www.md5encryption.com/

 

You should double check what oscommerce uses though.

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HI...

I did as you said..i logged into mysql and found administrators tab...

But then on i tried to change the password but nothing happened....

Could you please tell me the process a little more briefly...

Thank you

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hi....i tried changing it and i believe i did...but still it says invalid login attempt......please help

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the mysql database find the table called 'administrators'

You can then change the password to whatever you want.

But you must encrypt your new password 1st.

 

Does anyone know what Oscommerce uses for encryption?

 

MD5 is most commonly used for php and mysql applications

and you can encrypt your new password here

 

http://www.md5encryption.com/

 

You should double check what oscommerce uses though.

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I have absolutely have no knowledge in this regard......

The problem is i have logged in to the administrator table and have changed the user name and pass both but still it is showing invalid attempt.

I have encrypted the new pass deleted the old one but still it just wouldnt work....

I dont understand what wrong am i doing.......

 

 

 

 

 

If you dont have a store account already then create one. Copy the encrypted password from your customer table to your admin table. I think it will work.
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looks like user99999999 gave you the solution that should work

 

go to your store, create an account

 

give it a password of (fuzzybunny)

 

go into phpmyadmin / your database / to a table call customers find your new account copy the encrypted

 

password

 

create a new administator paste the encrypted password in (you know that's fuzzybunny)

 

log in to admin with the new account... password (fuzzybunny)

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Hey it worked..............

Thank you so much.....................

I really appreciate your help.........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

looks like user99999999 gave you the solution that should work

 

go to your store, create an account

 

give it a password of (fuzzybunny)

 

go into phpmyadmin / your database / to a table call customers find your new account copy the encrypted

 

password

 

create a new administator paste the encrypted password in (you know that's fuzzybunny)

 

log in to admin with the new account... password (fuzzybunny)

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If you delete the admin user in the administrators table in phpmyadmin you are prompted for a new user and password the next time you go to the admin area you are prompted for these details.

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I have a variation on this problem. I haven't forgotten my password. I know what is is, but the admin login won't accept it.

 

I have just done a fresh installation of 2.3.1. I typed in the username and password I wanted but when I tried to log in it said "Error: Invalid administrator login attempt."

 

I've tried both the solutions in this thread - using phpmyadmin to copy the password from a new customer (it didn't match so I wonder if the encryption is different for administrator accounts?) and deleting the admin user so it offered to create a new one. Either way, when I try to log in, I get the same error.

 

I have .htaccess set up to require a login to get into the folder, and that works okay. I set it up by manually editing .htaccess and using a password file I use for another part of the site.

 

I filled in the "Administration Directory Name" with a directory name other than admin when I installed it. That seems to have gone smoothly, but I wonder if that could be the reason it doesn't work? There was no mention of that option in the documentation, so I was just guessing it would rename the admin directory, which it did.

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