You can use phpMyAdmin (or a similar DB administration package, see Section 3.3) and look in (the technical term on the link is "browse") the nuke_authors table. You
can take two approaches:
See if your admin is still there, and you can set a new password (you'll have to choose "MD5" from the dropdown menu on the pass field, see Figure 3-36). If your admin is not there, then just add a new row to the table and put in the missing info.
Or you can just delete the line with the administrator name and point your browser to the admin.php file - you will then be prompted to enter a new admin name and password. You may enter whatever
new values you like there, but you should not create a user with the same name, even if prompted to.
Using phpMyAdmin (or directly in MySQL), go to the nuke_authors table and make your password dc647eb65e6711e155375218212b3964 - that will make it Password, then just login and change it. Here we
make use of the fact that the MD5 hash of the word "Password" is dc647eb65e6711e155375218212b3964.
Figure 3-36. phpMyAdmin: field functions.
phpMyAdmin: field functions.
How to compute the MD5 hash of an arbitrary password using only PHP and your browser
If you are curious about the MD5 hash of a certain password, but do not have easy access to a function that computes it, you can make use of the fact that the PHP interpreter of your web server can compute is for you. Substitute XXXX for the password whose MD5 hash you want to compute in the following script: