I'm using expression engine 2.0 and email is not set up. I need to reset the password but the application requires an email to be sent out.

Is there a way to reset the password without email? I'd like to just get the reset link/token and not try and encrypt and insert a password by hand. Any sug

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    Do you want to reset EE's Admin panel's password? Dec 14, 2018 at 4:42
  • Yes. That would work swimmingly. Thought I have figured out a workaround to my problem I'm going to post it but please tell us. Dec 14, 2018 at 6:05
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    You can also set your password directly on the database with a quick bit of SQL. UPDATE exp_members SET password = SHA1('pass123') WHERE member_id = 1 See this answer for more detail: expressionengine.stackexchange.com/a/2365/22
    – Alex Kendrick
    Dec 14, 2018 at 18:59

1 Answer 1


Request a reset code on the website. This will create a reset code and the next step will be to retrieve the reset code from the database.

Find your memeber_id searching for username or email in

FROM exp_members;

Find the reset code in the

SELECT member_id, resetcode
FROM exp_reset_password
WHERE member_id = <your_member_id>

Navigate to this link using the resetcode found in exp_reset_password table.


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