Time has passed since I have last used the Coldfusion Admin panel to do anything and I recently was building a new server and forgot the password to the admin panel. So to reset it do the following:

  1. shutdown the server (very important!!! hehe)
  2. look for the file neo-security.xml
    1. multiserver config - j2ee
      1. servers/cfusion/cfusion-ear/cfusion-war/WEB-INF/cfusion (instance name)/lib/neo-security.xml
    2. single server config
      1. /lib/neo-security.xml
  3. search for the string "admin.security.enabled"
  4. set its boolean value to "false"
  5. save the file
  6. access the "cfide" admin interface with no login needed
  7. goto the security settings and change the password
  8. stop the server
  9. change the previous boolean value from false back to true
  10. start your server
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