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Reset ColdFusion 10 or 11 Administrator Password Manually

Posted by Rose Bush on July 5th, 2016

If you need to reset the ColdFusion Administrator Password for ColdFusion 10 or ColdFusion 11, it is much easier than previous versions.

Windows

From the machine running ColdFusion, browse to cf_root/bin, in this case I am in

or

Right click on

and choose Run as administrator to ensure proper permissions during runtime. Enter 1 to change the password. Enter in the new password, and then re enter it to confirm. If not using RDS, you can leave the entry blank for the next two submissions, otherwise fill the RDS password in on both entries. Restart the ColdFusion Application Server and try to login. You may need to restart your browser to clear any cached session aspects that may cause issues.

Linux

SSH into the machine running ColdFusion. Navigate to cf_root/bin, in this case I am using

or

and run

Enter 1 to change the password. Enter in the new password, and then re enter it to confirm. If not using RDS, you can leave the entry blank for the next two submissions, otherwise fill the RDS password in on both entries. Restart the ColdFusion Application Server and try to login. You may need to restart your browser to clear any cached session aspects that may cause issues.

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