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Umbraco CMS admin password reset

If you forgot your Umbraco admin password, use the following SQL query to reset your Umbraco admin password in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) or MySQL…

Reset your Umbraco password with this SQL statement (in phpMyAdmin or MySQL shell):

SET userdisabled=0, userLogin='admin',
WHERE id=0;Code language: SQL (Structured Query Language) (sql)

This query resets your password to default.

In SQL Server Management Studio, use:

-- UPDATE [database].[schema].[umbracoUser] set userdisabled=0, userLogin='admin', userPassword='bnWxWyFdCueCcKrqniYK9iAS+7E=' where id=0
UPDATE [databasename].[dbo].[umbracoUser] set userdisabled=0, userLogin='admin', userPassword='bnWxWyFdCueCcKrqniYK9iAS+7E=' where id=0Code language: SQL (Structured Query Language) (sql)

Umbraco admin reset .NET project
Richard Soeteman created an Umbraco Admin reset project which sets the admin username to Admin and sets the password to Admin1234!. You can find the project here.

More password resets: WordPress

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Jan Reilink

Hi, my name is Jan. I am not a hacker, coder, developer or guru. I am merely an application manager / systems administrator, doing my daily thing at Embrace - The Human Cloud. In the past I worked for clidn and Vevida. With over 20 years of experience, my specialties include Windows Server, IIS, Linux (CentOS, Debian), security, PHP, websites & optimization. I blog at