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Lost Admin password vBulletin ...how to reset?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by kutchii, May 23, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi guys,
    I have a vBulletin forum and I lost admin password of it
    how to recover?
    when I am using forgot password E-mail...Email doesn't arrive
    Is there anyway other than forgot password
    I have all the access to SQL database and server
    Thanks!
    SEMrush
     
    kutchii, May 23, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sawz

    sawz Prominent Member

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    i'm really not familiar with vb databases, but if you can access it, i'll bet you can locate yourself in there and change your password.
     
    sawz, May 23, 2008 IP
  3. BlueEew

    BlueEew Well-Known Member

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    Register again. Make an normal account. I am sure if you add yourself to the admin permission section in the config.php your new account will become an admin.

    Then use that admin to change your password for the old account. I am sure that would work.
     
    BlueEew, May 23, 2008 IP
  4. kutchii

    kutchii Banned

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    I tried but failed to locate...:(
    Thanks for reply anyways
     
    kutchii, May 23, 2008 IP
  5. kutchii

    kutchii Banned

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    #5

    Let me try this... I tried my config.php password but thats not working with admin let me make a new account and try
    Thanks


    For Mods: Sorry for two replies I tried editing first one and then pressed "quote" which brings on new post
     
    kutchii, May 23, 2008 IP
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    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    Be sure to set the first admin so it's not a superuser or whatever makes it so they can not be deleted/changed in the ACP, of you'll need to edit the config file more then once ;)
     
    Qryztufre, May 23, 2008 IP
  7. Alecoalec

    Alecoalec Member

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    Okay,

    First, I'm sure you are familiar to PHPMyAdmin. Go On that select your vBulletin Database. On the left side, there should be a column of tabled search for "vb_user". Click it. Now you should see rows and lists of username userid and what not. Put a check by "userid", "Username" & "Password". After you have selected those three check-boxes. Scroll down until you see "adminoptions". By it there should be something saying "With Selected: " Click the first one which is browse. Now you should see 3 columns and plenty of rows. Look for the one that has your user name information. Now I believe the first one should be yours, but just in case look at the username, if the row is correct. Press the check box by it. Now, scroll down until you see "With Selected: ", click the first one which is a pencil. Now you should come to an interface that has 5 columns and several rows. Look on the 6th row, and the last column. It's value and it's a weird text. For Example, fjdk937dnnfjd93fjcdngj. It's weird don't worry about it, Now go 7thspace.com/webmaster_tools/online_md5_encoder.html
    In the box, type in a desired password, don't use the original one that you use frequently. After you are done click the submit button, it should bring a new text box under with the desired value that you want. Copy the hash(the text that you just got), paste it in the password value(in PHPMyAdmin). Then scroll down and click go.
    Go to your forums and log-in with the password you wrote on the site, not the hash that you got from the site, the password that you wanted to set.

    Good Luck!
     
    Alecoalec, May 23, 2008 IP
  8. kutchii

    kutchii Banned

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    I tried your way Alecoalec I tried this before by putting the value of password of my new id to my admin through phpmyadmin but didn't work and I found it why this didn't work...because I created another id with same pass and values were different....

    But what I did to manage forum is I made my new id settings matching with admin..... that making usergroupid '6' and options value
    Its allowing me to delete topics atleast ( which I have to do urgent) ...but didn't gave me full admin control still...:(
     
    kutchii, May 23, 2008 IP
  9. BlueEew

    BlueEew Well-Known Member

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    Have you got the powers to manage users in the ACP?

    Also try contacting vBulletin using the community forums.
     
    BlueEew, May 24, 2008 IP
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    kutchii Banned

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    Yeah I can manage Users but there is no option to change password of users
    Yeah I will be asking in vbulletin forums to get admin account back
    Thanks!
     
    kutchii, May 24, 2008 IP
  11. Agent_Smith

    Agent_Smith Active Member

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    Just upload tools.php from your:

    do-not-upload/ (download vb again)

    Then follow the steps.
     
    Agent_Smith, May 24, 2008 IP
  12. kutchii

    kutchii Banned

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    Which steps to follow?

    How will that get me back the admin password?
     
    kutchii, May 24, 2008 IP
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    ChopSuey Peon

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    aussieone Active Member

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    Let's see, the information is still relevant, I don't see my method here, and if you're such a genius with the vb avatar and all please explain how you reset your password when the board is closed, you have no access because you've been hacked, or you're running localhost without email in place. Oh wait, the expert pointed out password login.php?do=lostpw

    lol indeed.

    :rolleyes:
     
    aussieone, Jul 12, 2010 IP
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    OnEBoT Peon

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    Go into your SQL and Change it in there.
     
    OnEBoT, Jul 12, 2010 IP
  17. Pantho Bihosh

    Pantho Bihosh Member

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    Hello,
    I have changed successfully by this way-
    -- Go to my PHPmyAdmin area by login my cPanel
    -- Click my forum Database
    -- Click the "user" table from database table list
    -- click your admin user
    -- change the password from "password" value OR
    -- see which email is for Admin user & reset your password from your forum
    -- check your mail & click the link of reset password
    -- you will get a new password from there automatic system
    -- Login by that password & change with your new password
    -- Yes, that's all buddy!

    If you need anymore help please feel free to ask to me. Thanks.
     
    Pantho Bihosh, Feb 1, 2014 IP