Reset, recover or unblock admin password Drupal 7 [How To]

Hey coders! If you got an error, as I did, saying:

Sorry, there have been more than 5 failed login attempts for this account. It is temporarily blocked. Try again later or request a new password.

And you want to unblock it. Here are simple steps using PHPMyAdmin:

  • Open PHPMyAdmin
  • Go to your database
  • Browse ‘flood’ table
  • You will see records like:
    • failed_login_attempt_ip 1340134171 1340137771
    • failed_login_attempt_user 1- 1340134171 1340155771
    • failed_login_attempt_ip 1340134206 1340137806
  • Select them all and delete them from table
  • Done!

Now try to login. It worked for me. If you are still stuck just pm me. I’ll tell a different walkthrough.

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