Change admin password

Instructions on how to change the admin users password if lost.

As with any user, the admin (Super User) user’s password can be changed in the TAO interface by another user who has the Global Administrator role. For instructions on how to change a user’s password, see the Users page in the Management section.

Should you not have access to another user with the appropriate role, you can still change the admin user’s password if you have access to the command-line. To do this you will need to SSH to your server, and then ‘cd’ to where you installed TAO. Once in the correct location, generally /var/www/html/tao, you will need to run the following command to change your password:

php tao/scripts/resetRootPassword.php

and then enter a new password when prompted:

Enter new password for user 'admin':