Change Vbulletin forums Admin Password through database directly

As a developer you may require to change the admin password . There are two ways to change password of vbulletin admin section.

  1. By using forget password feature in which you will receive new password on admin’s email.
  2. By updating new admin password from database directly.>> Admin’s password is stored into user table of vbulletin but password is stored into hashes (encryption strategy)>> Mostly admin user uses “usergroup” field value 6. So you need to identify the admin user.


Now you simply need to update passwords value to that user. To update new password you simply run the below SQL query.


set password = MD5(concat(MD5(‘newpassword’), user.salt))
WHERE userid = 1 ”


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