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Reset your DNN Password

I’ve previously shown how in DNN you could recover your DNN host password. In present times DNN has shifted it’s default password policy in DNN 7.1.0 to use a hash password.

What this means is that you can no longer simply see what the current password is for any of your users. While this is great for security it’s a problem if you’ve forgotten your password and smtp is down.

Expanding upon my previous script I’ve created a single page utility application that will allow you to:

  • See top 25 super users.
  • Change any users password.
  • Create a new super user.
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Now just save this file to the root of your DNN application (beside the default.aspx) and happy resetting.


Thanks so much for creating this!! I spent the last 3 days racking my brain trying to figure out how to reset my host password then I found this and it worked like a charm on the first try!!

Nice script. You should just mention that if hashed passwords are used, password retrieval is disabled so a new user will need to be created.

Dude, you rock! That is actually kind of scary…but thanks!

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