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Reset the Admin Password

Introduction #

This page describes how to reset the admin password. This article includes a plugin hook by a community member for resetting the administrator password, though it is not officially supported.

Official Method #

Manually edit the database (User_ table) to reset the administrator password.

Unofficial Method - Plugin Hook #

Usage #

To change the password for your user, you need to do this:

  • Download the attached war file
  • Open it (it's a zip file)
  • Edit the password.changer.properties file in the WEB-INF/classes directory
  • Deploy the war file into the deploy directory of liferay (with tomcat it's deploy)
  • Wait 10-20 seconds and try to log in with the new password

UNDEPLOY THE PLUGIN, or it will change the password next time you restart your liferay

Notice #

This plugin is written by a community member and has not been officially tested. Don't use this on a production site without backup.

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