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Umbraco Admin reset 1.4 update

September 19, 2018

A few years back we have released Umbraco Admin Reset. A tool that is been used a lot since than to unlock Umbraco environments that you inherit or where password reset functionality no longer helps for some reason.

Since the latest versions of Umbraco this no longer worked. It seems that it is no longer possible to save users using a startup handler. So we made a few changes to Admin reset:

  • Reset is no longer on startup but via a webrequest to the adminreset controller Web API
  • When you  don't want to use the defaults you specify them as parameters
  • It's possible to reset a user other than id 0

Install is still simple. Just drop the dll in the /bin folder then browse to /umbraco/adminreset/useractions/reset and the credentials will be reset. Of course the dll will still be deleted afterwards.


If you are concerned about security, you can use the following parameters to change the defaults:

You can find the update on my GitHub page.

Happy resetting!