How to Reset/Change Django Admin Password

Django admin panel is a powerful tool for managing your website’s content and configuration. However if you’ve forgotten the password for your Django admin account or need to reset it for any reason, you can easily do so using Django’s built-in management commands. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to reset the Django admin password.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  1. A Django Project: You should have an existing Django project with the admin panel enabled.
  2. Superuser Access: You need superuser access to the Django admin panel. If you don’t have superuser access, you’ll need to ask another superuser to reset your password.

Now, let’s get started with the password reset process::

Step 1: Access the Command Line

Open your terminal or command prompt and navigate to the root directory of your Django project. The folder where your project resides

Step 2: Reset the Password

To reset the password for the Django admin user, you can use the createsuperuser management command, which allows you to create a new superuser or update a existing one. Here’s how to use it to reset the password:

python createsuperuser --username yourusername --email [email protected]

Replace yourusername with the username of the admin user for whom you want to reset the password, and [email protected] with their email address. You’ll be prompted to enter a new password for the user.

Username: yourusername
Email address: [email protected]
Password: ********
Password (again): ********

After entering the new password twice, Django will confirm that the superuser has been created or updated.

Superuser created successfully.

Step 3: Log in with the New Password

You can now log in to the Django admin panel using the newly reset password and the admin user’s username or email.

  1. Open a web browser and go to the Django admin login page. The URL typically looks like this:
  2. Enter the admin user’s username or email and the new password you just set.
  3. Click the “Log in” button.

You should now have access to the Django admin panel with the updated password.

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Resetting the Django admin password is a straightforward process that allows you to regain access to the admin panel when needed. By using createsuperuser management command, you can reset the password for any superuser account in your Django project.

Remember to keep your admin passwords secure and to follow best practices for managing user credentials to ensure the security of your Django application.