Reset Coldfusion Password

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Admin password reset

You can reset your Coldfusion 8, ColdFusion 9, or Coldfusion 10 admin password by doing the following:

  1. Go to the ColdFusion installation directory (by default C:\ColdFusion8 or C:\ColdFusion9 or C:\ColdFusion10\cfusion\)
  2. Open the \Lib\ directory
  3. Locate the file and open this with notepad
  • Make the following changes to the file, you will have to change the encrypted to false and then type a new password.
  • Save the file

Restart CF and login

  1. Restart the CF Application service. In cmd, type Services.msc or locate it in the Administrators Tools
  2. Once CF has restarted, login to CF Admin with the temporary password you set
  3. In Security, under administration, reset your password. The will set the password and encrypt it.

CF 10 Additional Options

  • For ColdFusion 10 there is alternative option. Go t C:\ColdFusion10\cfusion\bin\ and run the passwordreset.bat (NOTE: leave RDS password blank)
    • Full details and instructions are here.