Set / Change / Reset the MySQL root password on Ubuntu Linux

Tested on - Ubuntu Linux 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon and MySQL 5.0.45. (2007-10-21) - Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Dapper Drake and MySQL 4.1.15. Set / change / reset the MySQL root password on Ubuntu Linux. Enter the following lines in your terminal.

1. Stop the MySQL Server.

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop

2.

Start the mysqld configuration.

sudomysqld --skip-grant-tables &

3.

Login to MySQL as root.

mysql -u root mysql

4.

Replace YOURNEWPASSWORD with your new password!

UPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('YOURNEWPASSWORD') WHERE User='root'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; exit;

Note: This method is not regarded as the securest way of resetting the password. However it works.

To reset joomla super admin password

Finding The Password
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Log in to your Joomla database (via phpMyAdmin for example) Click to edit the _users database (will be preceded by your account name, for example: example_users)

.y Edit the entry for where usertype = "Super Administrator" (should be the first record) Resetting The Password In the password field you'll notice a string of characters. you will be able to reset the password to a new one using mySQL's built in MD5 function: UPDATE example_users SET password=MD5('new password') WHERE usertype = "Super Administrator". However. Joomla uses a one-way encoding method. which means you won't be able to retrieve your old password.

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