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If you have lost your super user password for logging into Joomla, you cannot reset it using the core Joomla lost password feature. You will have to go into your database and put a temporary password in for your account in order to log in and change reset your password. That is what today's #maintenancemonday is all about.




  • Title: "(1) Reset Your Lost Super User Password in Joomla - 🛠 Maintenance Monday Live Stream #028 - YouTube"
    - Tim Davis hosts a live stream on YouTube, titled "Maintenance Monday Live Stream #028."
    - Tim mentions it's not actually Monday during the stream and talks about his day.
    - He discusses the challenge of forgetting the super admin password for a Joomla website.
    - Tim explains that he will demonstrate a method to reset the super admin password.
    - He mentions that he uses cPanel for web hosting and PHPMyAdmin to access the database.
    - Tim explains how to locate the Joomla database and the "jos_users" table.
    - He describes how to change the password hash in the database using a known hash.
    - Tim emphasizes the importance of changing the password back promptly for security.
    - He briefly mentions other potential methods for password recovery.
    - Tim wraps up the stream by thanking viewers and inviting them to suggest future topics.

Monday Maintenance 028


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Tim Davis is the founder and owner of Cybersalt.
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