Imagine suppose you have forgotten the admin password and cannot log in to ColdFusion Administrator. Here is a solution for this, follow the below steps.
- Make a backup copy of CF_HOME\lib\neo-security.xml file
In case of multi-server editions, the path is:
- Open the neo-security.xml file in a text editor and change 'true' to 'false' for the admin.security.enabled variable tag. For example, search the file for "admin.security.enabled" and change the entry as follows:
<var name='admin.security.enabled'><boolean value='false'/></var>
- 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.