Locked out of your Elgg site? This can help.

If you run an Elgg where the "Lost password" feature fails (e.g. localhost with no mail-sending abililty, or you lost access to the e-mail account), you may need to change your password to get back in.

Here's a script to do that.

First you'll need the value of your password column in the users_entity table in your Elgg install.

Then place the script in your elgg root and request it. You'll have 60 seconds to fill out the form to change your password.

 

Steve Clay

Core Elgg team member, developer for University of Florida College of Education