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phpBB Admin Password Recovery

To change the admin password of your phpBB, begin by accessing phpMyAdmin via cPanel or Plesk.

  1. Check the database in use for your website, details are listed in the config.php file, located in the folder of your installation.
    The database is listed as:
    $dbname = ‘user_phpbdb‘;
  2. In the left-hand pane of phpMyAdmin, click the phpBB database. A list of tables in the database appears.

    phpMyAdmin Database

  3. Click the corresponding table that stores username and password information: phpbb_users, click Browse.

    phpMyAdmin User and Browse

  4. Find the account of the user that needs to be changed (eg. Admin), click Edit.

    phpMyAdmin User Edit

  5. From the user_password row, click the Function pull-down menu and choose MD5.

    phpMyAdmin MD5

  6. In the box to the right of MD5, replace the existing encrypted password with your new password in plain text.

    phpMyAdmin Passoword MD5

  7. Click the GO button located towards the bottom of the page.

    phpMyAdmin Password Go

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