How to update Joomla administrator login credentials?

You can update the Joomla administrator login credentials through the admin site or phpMyAdmin and then admin site. Please follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Update Joomla Administrator through Admin Site

Step 1. Log in to your Joomla Admin site (example: with your current username and password.

Step 2. Located at the right-hand corner of your page is a person avatar, click the drop-down arrow and select ‘Edit Account’.

Step 3. You will be redirected to My Profile page. Enter the desired login credentials:

  • Name: Your Joomla name
  • Login Name: this will be your username
  • Password: enter the new password twice
  • Email: your Joomla admin email address

Step 4. Click ‘Save & Close’ button.

Update Joomla Administrator through phpMyAdmin

Step 1. Log in to the cPanel.

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Step 2. Click on phpMyAdmin under Databases panel.

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Step 3. You will be redirected to the phpMyAdmin site. Located at the left side part of the page is your database name. Click on the + symbol to show all the database you have.


Step 4. Click on the + symbol of the database that you are using for your Joomla site.

Step 5. Locate your database prefix _users and click on it.

Step 6. You will see your Joomla name, username, email and password which is encrypted. Click Edit with the pencil icon.

Step 7. You may edit the following:

  • name – your Joomla name
  • username – this will be your Joomla username
  • email – your Joomla admin email address
  • password – use the code below and your new password will be changed to the word ‘secret


Another way is to use the MD5 function and enter your desired password in the ‘Value’ field. (Note: Pa55w012DJ00mLa is just an example.)

Step 8. Click ‘Go’ button to save the changes.

Step 9. Follow the instructions on how to update the Joomla login through the admin site with your username and the password ‘secret‘ and change your password to your desired password or if you used the MD5 function, use the newly created password for  your Joomla admin.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

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