database password

  • Jack Cahn MD

    Jack Cahn MD - 2013-08-30

    How do I change the openemr user's password in openemr 4.1.2 to match the password I set up for the user in mysql? I have corrupted things doing a restore to a new installation that apparently had a different password.

    Alternatively, where is the sql.conf file now? I don't have a .../library/classes/..../sites/ etc directory as described in the wiki. Thanks,


  • ViSolve

    ViSolve - 2013-08-30


    In openEMR 4.1.2 to change the Password of a user(OpenEMR), go to administration->Users and you need to provide
    "Your Password:" - The password of the current user logged in.
    "User`s New Password:" - The new password to be changed.

    In order to change the mysql user and password you need to provide the correct cerdentials in the file sqlconf.php, which can be found under /sites/default/sqlconf.php

    OpenEMR Customization/Support provider,

  • Jack Cahn MD

    Jack Cahn MD - 2013-08-30

    Yes, thank you. I can talk to my database again. Thanks for the speedy reply. Jack

  • Jackfruit501

    Jackfruit501 - 2013-09-05

    I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and openemr-4.1.2. I find it strange that when the administrator creates a new user he has to use the administrator's password that is not hidden to confirm the "new password" which has to be the same as the login password of admin. The user has to login to change the admin password.That means that the administrator has to login again to give a new password each time a new user is created. What happened to the tested way of creating a new user with the password and then confirming it. The new user ID can then be used immediately.


  • Kevin Yeh

    Kevin Yeh - 2013-09-08

    The field labeled "password" which is unhidden is the new user's password.
    And "Your password' is the administrator's password which is masked.

    The description you are providing leads me to believe that basic issue is more about ambiguity in the labels, and there isn't a problem in the workflow itself. However, if things are indeed as strange as you describe I need more details.

    It's working "as-designed" on the demo sites.

  • Jackfruit501

    Jackfruit501 - 2013-09-11

    Hi Kevin,

    I have mistaken the "your password " as to confirm the new user password. I have since no problem with creating new users/password.

    Thanks again for your kind and patient reply.



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