Reset Your WordPress Admin Password

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Whether its a hacked site or a lost password, you may find that you are locked out of your WordPress Admin control panel. If you’ve forgotten your password or don’t have access to the email address that the “Lost your password?” link sends to, you still have one more option to access it. Through the database!  WordPress’ database stores all WordPress username, encrypted passwords, and the user’s email address and thus can be edited through a database client like phpMyAdmin. In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to edit the email address and change your user’s password.

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Change a Password for PostgreSQL on Linux via Command Line

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PostgreSQL supports many client authentication methods, but in this case we’re only going to concern ourselves with two: password and md5.

Note: The default authentication method for PostgreSQL is ident. If you’d like to change the PostgreSQL authentication method from ident to md5, then visit the linked tutorial!

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Change a Password for MySQL on Linux via Command Line

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Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended for setting the password for all MySQL users named root on Linux via the command line. However, they can also be followed to change the password for any MySQL user.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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Practice Safe Passwords: A Quick Guide to Password Security

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Your server is only as secure as your weakest password. As a rule of thumb, the more lengthy and complex a password, the stronger it is. Follow the best practices below for generating difficult to crack passwords. Continue reading “Practice Safe Passwords: A Quick Guide to Password Security”