Reset admin password
There is one default admin user in any Umbraco installation. This is the first user of the system.
Step one: Clear the configuration status in the web.config
The first step is to clear the configuration status in the
web.config file. This is done to trigger the installation wizard.
That means that in your web.config file the appsettings should look like this:
<appSettings> <add key="Umbraco.Core.ConfigurationStatus" value="" /> </appSettings>
Step two: Update the database
Open the database and go to the
umbracoUser database table.
Search the user where the column id equals
Clear the field, and change the content of the
userpassword field to
Step Three: Run the installer
If you now open your browser and surf to the website, you will see that the installer launches. Enter your new details, and you are good to go.
Make sure you protect a production websites from being highjacked as anyone will be able to reset the password during the last step. This does also work if your site is in an upgrading state.