Reset lost super user password using cli script in Joomla! 3
This Joomla! extension of type "file" allows you to install the script supercli like any other Joomla! extension. It will basically copy the supercli.php file in the cli folder at the root of your Joomla! website.
If you have access to your server vous copy the supercli.php file directly in cli folder.
Usage: php your_joomla_website_root/cli/supercli.php
- Type the Super User username of whom you want to reset the password
- Connect to your Joomla! backend with the default reset credentials admin/admin temporarily.
- At this point you won't be able to do anything before changing the Super User password to a more secure one. Save and close than you can use your backend as usual.
WARNING!!! THIS SCRIPT IS POTENTIALLY RISKY TO USE IN PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.