How to reset Magento admin password

I installed Magento on my MacBook Pro a few months ago and came back to it today but had forgotten the admin password.

There are lots of articles on the internet on how to reset the admin password.

Whilst this works

UPDATE admin_user SET password=CONCAT(MD5('qXpassword'), ':qX') WHERE username='admin';

it isn’t necessary to set a salt so this equally works

UPDATE admin_user SET password=MD5('password') WHERE username='admin';

I would also recommend clearing the relevant cookies and keychain entry on Mac’s.

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