How to reset your admin password for PHP-Nuke

In this article I’ll go over how you can reset your PHP-Nuke admin password if you happened to have forgotten it and are now locked out of the administration panel.

Resetting your admin password via phpMyAdmin

Following the steps below I’ll show you how to use phpMyAdmin in order to reset your forgotten PHP-Nuke admin password.

  1. Login to your cPanel
  2. click on phpmyadmin

    Under the Databases section, click on phpMyAdmin.

  3. click on php nuke database

    From the left-hand column of database names, select your PHP-Nuke database, in this example mine is userna5_phpn421.

  4. click on nuke authors table

    Click on the nuke_authors table from the left column.

  5. click on edit beside admin user

    Now click on Edit beside your admin user.

  6. fill in new password click go

    Beside the pwd field, select MD5 from the drop-down, then type in your new password beside it. Then click Go at the bottom.

  7. Now attempt to login to your PHP-Nuke admin dashboard again with the new password you set, and it should be successful.

You should now know how to reset your PHP-Nuke admin password in the event that you happen to forget it and are unable to login.

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