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DNN reset host password in database – Do it quickly

by | Feb 14, 2021

Stuck with DNN reset host password in the database? We can help you.

Usually, resetting the host password in DNN appears to be a tedious process. Here’s how you can perform it quickly.

As part of our Server Management Services, we assist our customers with several DNN queries.

Today, let’s check how our Support Engineers do it efficiently for our customers.


What is DNN

Before getting into the details of the topic, let’s have a brief look at DNN.

Basically, the Content Management System a.k.a CMS helps us to control and manage the content within our web site.

Similarly, DNN aka DotNetNuke is a simple and user-friendly CMS with exceptional security. In addition, it has features like page caching and module caching making it more preferable.

However, resetting the host password appears to be a tedious process. Moving ahead, let’s have a look into the process.


How we perform DNN reset host password in the database

Recently, one of our customers approached us to help him reset the password. Given below are the steps our Support Engineers followed to do it easily.

  1. Initially, we take the backup of the database before the reset operation.
  2. Next, we register a new user through the website and save the password.
  3. Then, we use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to connect to the DNN database.
  4. After choosing the database, we select the table Users.
  5. Then, using the aspnet_users table, we will be able to see all DNN usernames and userIDs.
  6. Now, we choose the host entry and the new DNN user entry from the table.
  7. We copy and save the Password and Password Salt entries of the new user. We use the select command for this purpose.
  8. After that, we replace the password and password Salt entries of the New User with the password and password Salt entries of the Host.
  9. Here, we use the UPDATE statement to update the existing records in a table.
  10. So, after performing these steps, we remove the New User.
  11. And, finally the password we have initially set for the New User will be the new password for the Host.

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In short, we discussed how our Support Engineers do DNN reset host passwords in the database easily.


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