You have forgotten the Adobe ColdFusion administrator password and cannot log in.


  1. Make a backup copy of your neo-security.xml file, which is located in the one of the following paths:

    ColdFusion 8 server editions:




    ColdFusion 8 multi-server editions:




  2. Open the neo-security.xml file in a text editor and change 'true' to 'false' for the variable tag. For example, search the file for "" and change the entry as follows:

    <var name=''><boolean value='false'/></var>

  3. Restart the ColdFusion application server.

You should now be able to bypass the login to the ColdFusion administrator. You can reset the password by choosing Security > Administrator.

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