How to Reset the Administrator Password in Sitecore CMS
September 22, 2014
This is the third in a series of posts about learning how to use and develop for Sitecore CMS, and the follow-up post to “How to Log Out of Sitecore CMS”. In this “How to” post I will be covering how to reset the administrator password in Sitecore CMS.
When working on a Sitecore project it’s sometimes the case that the administrator credentials get lost or are corrupted. In these circumstances it’s important to regain access quickly so as not to interrupt development.
Run the following query against the
Core database, and you’ll be able to log in to Sitecore using
UPDATE aspnet_Membership SET Password = '8dC23rEIsvuttG3Np1L4hJmJAOA=', PasswordSalt='joeLPwcwMq6L7kyuVfVS7g==' WHERE UserId = (SELECT UserId FROM aspnet_Users WHERE UserName = 'sitecore\Admin')
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