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PHPBB help, password loss

Discussion in 'PHP & Perl' started by CyrusVirus, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    i changed the admin name in the db to Cyrus, then later, couldn't login,
    so i did a forget password and apparently the username/email does not exist. in my database i also changed the password, any idea on how i get back into my phpbb adm section
     
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    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    any help at all
     
  3. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Try to edit on phpmyadmin, where it says username don't change your username there, just change the email account then use forget password.
     
  4. Bots_Do_it_Faster

    Bots_Do_it_Faster Registered Member

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    From PhPMyAdmin:

    Click the corresponding table that stores username and password information: phpbb_users

    Click Browse located towards the top of your screen so that a list of users display

    Find the account of user that needs to be changed (eg. Admin)

    Click Edit

    From the user_password row, click the Function pull down menu and choose MD5

    In the box to the right of MD5, replace the existing encrypted password with your new password in plain text

    Click the GO button located towards the bottom of the page
     
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  5. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    thanks both of you, i got it back now.