I've a requirement to change admin password for drupal 7 sites which are over 100 and i would like to do it with drush. I know one method of doing it is updating user table with a shell script listing databases in a queue, but i want to achieve this with drush. Would be great if anyone can put me in some reference if they have any idea.




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Recover password with Drush

Drush offers several ways of recovering the administrator's password. Generate login-link

Drush can generate a one-time login link.

drush uli

Reset password

drush upwd --password="givememypasswordback" admin

(where "admin" is the user name)

For more info visit here

  • Challenge is we need to reset for more than 100 websites. Does alias help? Jan 28, 2015 at 12:40
  • for site in alias1 alias2 alias3 ; do drush "@$site" upwd --password="doyoureallywantthesamepasswordeverywhere" admin ; done Jan 28, 2015 at 18:13
  • drush @alias1,@alias2,@alias3 upwd --password="doyoureallywantthesamepasswordeverywhere" admin Jan 28, 2015 at 18:14

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