Reset Joomla 1.5 administrator password

this is the not so smart way to reset joomla 1.5 administrator password !

  1. go to joomla 1.5 root folder.. e.g : C:\xampplite\htdocs\mywebsite
  2. then goto folder \plugins\authentication
  3. edit file joomla.php with your favorite  editor
  4. find this code ..
    if ($crypt == $testcrypt) {
    and change to
    if ($crypt != $testcrypt) {
  5. after that, save the file and login to you joomla administrator with correct username (admin) and wrong password.
  6. then change your password and save.
  7. after that change back
    if ($crypt != $testcrypt) {
    if ($crypt == $testcrypt) {
  8. done. you should now able to login with the password you has changed.

p/s: tested on joomla 1.5.22 only , not sure if it same with other version.


One thought on “Reset Joomla 1.5 administrator password

  1. Mousumi

    The way many website suggested, did not work. I gave up one of my website and after 3 month another hacked 2nd time and I got dissapointed, because I didn’t able to recover my super admin password. After many hours of search I discover your site and felt very happy. I really appreciate your help, it worked and very helpful.


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