02 June, 2009
Recover Super Admin Status of Joomla 1.5 Administrator
Many time due to some issue or mistakes we lost the super admin status
of Joomla administrator. Here we present a "Do It Yourself
Guide to Recover The Super Administrator Status"
Below tables are important (jos_ is default prefix of table, you might
have some other prefix)
We need to find these things :
- user id
Four Steps to recover
1. Find the Joomla
Administrator User-ID and Group-ID, from
In above snapshot UserID is 62 and GroupID is 25
2. Go to
table 'jos_core_acl_aro_groups' and find the GrouID
for super administrato. It is 25 in above snapshot.
This is also called GroupID for
super-administrator. We need to set this value 25,
into the table of step-1 , in snapshot thats already
3. Now go to table
"jos_core_acl_aro". In this table we will
find the aro-id for our
administrator whose user id is 62. Search
62 in value column, and get the id
against this record. This is 10 as
highlighted in below snapshot.
4. Now go
to 'jos_core_acl_groups_aro_map" table,
here we will search for aro-id (we find that in step-3). Then
in that record set group-id to the value found in step-2.
Now try to log in into your Administration backend.