1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 5, 2013 4:41 PM by Anit_Kumar

    forgot administrator console password


      I have not logon to the administrator console for a year. Now I forget wkat I need to do to get it back.

        • 1. Re: forgot administrator console password
          Anit_Kumar Adobe Employee

          Hello Lyondell,


          Thank you for your post. For ColdFusion 9, here are the steps:-


          1. Make a backup copy of CF_HOME\lib\neo-security.xml file.

          In case of multi-server editions, the path is: C:\JRun4\servers\cfusion\cfusion-ear\cfusion-war\WEB-INF\cfusion\lib\neo-security.xml

          2. Open the neo-security.xml file in a text editor and change 'true' to 'false' for the admin.security.enabled variable tag. For example, search the file for "admin.security.enabled" and change the entry as follows:

          <var name='admin.security.enabled'><boolean value='false'/></var>

          3. Restart the ColdFusion application server.


          You should now be able to bypass the login to the ColdFusion administrator. You can reset the password by choosing Security>Administrator.


          1. Expand Security and select CF Admin Password.

          2. Check Use a ColdFusion Administration password.

          3. Enter the new password and click Submit Changes


          For ColdFusion 10, please run the passwordreset.bat  at the following location cf_root\cfusion\bin\ file and follow the onscreen instructions.



          Anit Kumar