Monday, March 22, 2010
To Reset a Lost Administrator Password: 1. Find the the file "neo-security.xml". This is in the lib directory of you ColdFusion MX install. For example in Windows it would be something like C:\CFusionMX\lib\ and on UNIX /opt/coldfusionmx/lib 2. Change the admin.security.enabled variable to false. Before: <var name='admin.security.enabled'> <boolean value='true'/> </var> After: <var name='admin.security.enabled'> <boolean value='false'/> </var> 3. Restart the ColdFusion process. 4. Access the coldfusion control panel. Depending on how you have it installed, the url should be something like: https://127.0.0.1/CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm 5. Change the administrator password and re-enable security. 5.1. In the control panel, scroll the menu down to and expand "Security" 5.2. Select "CF Admin Password". 5.3. Check "Use a ColdFusion Administrative password" 5.4. Enter new password and confirm 5.5. Click "Submit Changes"