Another straight to the point solutionIt is quite common in my job that I need to make a copy of the website on another server. Either because owner bought a faster server or bacause I need to create a development copy to test something before going live.
In most cases all the passwords I am given are those for FTP and site management panel (like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin) and sometimes just for SSH access.
Getting database password is quite easy, because it is almost always stored in unencrypted way in PHP files named wp-config.php, config.php, config.inc.php or something like this. However getting admin password is a more complicated task, because different websites use different hashing algorithms.
So- here's a nice application which does the trick- it allows you to generate new admin password for websites powered by: Mantis, Joomla, Wordpress, Mambo, vBulletin, Typo3, phpBB, Drupal, Prestashop or Magento.
The program is free and comes with multi-language interface. This is a version for Windows (and ReactOS), but should work fine on Linux under Wine.
ZIP version (can be used from a usb memory drive):