If you have access to the Moodle server, you can use the
admin/cli/reset_password.phpscript to reset passwords for users with the manual authentication method.
To run this script (from the moodle root code directory), note you may need to sudo as a user with write privileges to the
php admin/cli/reset_password.php == Password reset == Enter username (manual authentication only) : moodletips Enter new password : moodletips
Note the password you specified has to match the password rules configured in Moodle for example the above password
moodletips by default would throw:
Passwords must have at least 1 digit(s). Passwords must have at least 1 upper case letter(s). Passwords must have at least 1 non-alphanumeric character(s) such as as *, -, or #.
Very handy if you are unable to get into the Moodle site for any reason, or need a quick way to reset a user’s password.