How to change Admin Username and password in Magento 1.9

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Sometimes when working with Magento, you may want to change your admin User Name and password for security reason, in this Magento tutorial, we will go through the process how to change admin username or password via backend in Magento 1.9

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Changing admin User Name

By default, the Admin UserName will be set as “admin” during the installation process. Despite the fact that the username “admin” is simple in use, it is quite easy to be guessed and hence reduces the necessary security level. This tutorial will guide you how to change the Admin User Name in Magento.

1. Login to the backend of your Magento store.

2. From the Admin dashboard, navigate to System > My Account.

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3. Explore the My Account section. In User Name, enter the new one that you want to use and click Save Account to finish.

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Now you will be able to login with new admin username

Changing admin password

In order to secure your web store and prevent password hacking, it is recommended for Magento users to change their Admin Password. This tutorial will guide you how to change the password to login to Admin dashboard.

1. Login to the backend of your Magento store.

2. From the Admin dashboard, navigate to System > My Account.

3. Enter the Current Password, New Password, and Password Confirmation in order to change the password. Click Save Account to finish.

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That comes to the end of the tutorial. If you have any further questions on this topic, please comment below to let us know.

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