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Reset Coldfusion Admin Password

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:CFusionMXlib and on UNIX /opt/coldfusionmx/lib

2. Change the variable to false.

<var name=’’>
<boolean value=’true’/>


<var name=’’>
<boolean value=’false’/>

3. Restart the ColdFusion process.

4. Access the coldfusion control panel. Depending on how you have it installed, the url should be something like:

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”

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