How to recover / change the access passwords to the admin panel?

Depending on your situation, you can either change the users passwords from the admin panel, or create a new password for the main administrator.


Case 1: you can login to the Admin Panel as the Main Administrator

You can change or regenerate a new password for each user from the admin panel.

Just open the "Users" table in the Admin panel menu, & click the "Edit" button to edit the user.

Case 2: you cannot login to the Admin Panel as the Main Administrator
(lost your password)

  1. Open /conf/user-conf.php
  2. Find the ADMIN_LOCKED constant, and replace the value ("true") with "false" (without the quotes)
  3. You can now open the admin panel, which is now unprotected.
    Open the "Users" table in the Admin panel menu, & click the "Edit" button to register your new password.

For security reasons, the passwords are encrypted and cannot be recovered. If a password has been lost, you must create a new one.

Prerequisites

To change the password strength of users who have access to the PHPCG admin panel you must beforehand:

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