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Before reading further consider the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Password_Reset password reset extension] which gives a simple form to reset wiki passwords.
  
 
You need to log in to the database directly. First obtain the user's id as in the following example (alternatively, go to [[Special:Userlist]] and get the id from there):
 
You need to log in to the database directly. First obtain the user's id as in the following example (alternatively, go to [[Special:Userlist]] and get the id from there):

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Before reading further consider the password reset extension which gives a simple form to reset wiki passwords.

You need to log in to the database directly. First obtain the user's id as in the following example (alternatively, go to Special:Userlist and get the id from there):

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Then apply the query shown in the following example to set the password for that user id (here the WikiSysop user id is 1): Note that the password is a nested concatenation of both the md5 of the user_id combined with the md5 password.

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