Lost WP admin user/pass/email


I have lost my wp user/pass and I have tried various methods to change password using /etc/ee/ee.conf but after I have typed in new user pass, it still doesn’t allow me to login using the new credentials.

Just to make it clear, I am not trying to create a new site with new credentials, but to access my site that is locked out due to forgot password.

I have tried to use forgot password function, but the email was never sent to me.


hey @dtdw

are you following this FAQ (http://docs.rtcamp.com/easyengine/faq.html) ? can you please provide link you are following?

It seems someone has updated it with redirect to the url you mentioned.

I have created another topic in regards to this and maybe someone picked it up before your comment.

Here’s the cached version on google http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:6dDJ1HTj3ugJ:https://rtcamp.com/easyengine/faq/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk

But there’s also this https://rtcamp.com/easyengine/docs/config/

With sqlitebrowser or another database browser, open up the file /var/lib/ee/ee.db (Ubuntu/Linux). This file will contain the admin login credentials for all of your WordPress sites and MySQL (MariaDB) databases.

You must have su access to edit the database, but you should be able to at least view the information without it.

Hi @dtdw

Changes made to /etc/ee/ee.conf are only reflected on sites that you create after making the changes.

So it won’t work for you case.

I assume you didnt customize wordpress config. section in /etc/ee/ee.conf before creating your site , so you should do following things as root user:

  • cat ~/.gitconfig

this prints the user-name and email for git that ee used to setup your wordpress site incase you didn’t provide them in ee options or /etc/ee/ee.conf

note the user-name as you will need this to update your site’s wp-admin password.

put the user-name when prompted.

And you can now login with updated password.


Hi @dtwphoto

I hope your issue has been satisfactorily resolved, If not, please revert back or else this topic will be closed after a duration of 48 hours.