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Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook by Tom Canavan

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Changing lost super admin password

It happens for a variety of reasons but people lose their Super Administrator passwords. This can be a very bad thing, if you cannot retrieve it. In this recipe we will see a sure fire method to quickly change the password and gain back control of your site. There are a few situations where this might be the case, such as someone changing the e-mail and password without your knowledge. Or in another instance, hackers have attacked the site. Lastly, if you have inherited a site to manage and do not have access to the e-mail.

One means of getting a super user password is to request it through the forgotten password mechanism. However, that only works if the Login Module is on and you can click the forgotten password. ...

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