Recover PrestaShop 1.0 - 1.6 back-office password


  1. go to "config" folder on your FTP and open file in your favorite editor
  2. find the following variable: define('_COOKIE_KEY_', 'Q9cvUaw5tfOkriVh34KTtZiG40aTSeFWUjjVW37kIG7uhJyDEC1XdN7f');
  3. copy & paste _COOKIE_KEY_ value into the field below, in this case: Q9cvUaw5tfOkriVh34KTtZiG40aTSeFWUjjVW37kIG7uhJyDEC1XdN7f
  4. enter into "Your new password" field your future password with which you will be able to log into PrestaShop back-office
  5. hit "Create MD5 string" button to generate your MD5 string
  6. open MySQL manager (e.g. phpMyAdmin) on your webhosting
  7. find the ps_employee database table (note: database table "ps_" prefix may be different)
  8. find and edit the record about your account in the table. Paste into passwd column MD5 string from this generator
  9. you're done
  10. go to your PrestaShop back-office login page and use your new password in order to enter to your account © 2008 – 2019