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I set up DokuWiki on localhost just to collect some notes.

Alas, I am locked out, can't remmember my password and sending a recovery email doesn't work.

Since I will only use this locally, I need only one user, with admin rights, and no password checking. Can that be done by manually editting the config files?

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According to this DokuWiki forum thread, you should be able to reset the password to DokuWiki by changing users.auth.php.

For the current stable version of DokuWiki (2018-04-22b "Greebo"), this file is located under the conf folder.

To reset the password, replace any existing admin login with:

admin:$1$4fd0ad31$.cId7p1uxI4a.RcrH81On0:DokuWiki Administrator:mail@host.com:admin,user 

Then log in with the username admin and password admin.

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