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How to change/reset user password in OJS 3

Often times we get suggestions from other people to create complex passwords, this is so that the password we create is difficult to access someone (hackers), but often we forget the password we have created. So we need to reset the password so we can access it again on the desired site.

This also applies to one of platform such as OJS (Open Journal Systems). Recently, the name OJS has begun to be discussed a lot on social media or other media, so it is not uncommon for those who have forgotten their previous password.

So with the short tutorial that we have written below, it is hoped that it can help those who are confused about how to reset a password in OJS.

We’ll show you how to reset your account password on the OJS 3 site.

There are 2 ways to change / reset user accounts, i.e. :

  1. General way.
  2. Reset using role Journal manager, Journal editor, Production editor account.

Reset password in general way

So here we will reset the password in a general way.

1. First, go to the login page of the OJS site

Select "Login" to login to the OJS site.
The “Login” option is in the upper right corner.

2. Select “Forgot your password”

Select the one marked with the arrow below this image.

Select "Forgot your password?" to reset the account password.

3. Enter your OJS email account

Enter the email that you registered before on the OJS site. And if so, select “Reset Password” to reset your account password.

Enter your OJS email account for which you want to reset the password.

And if the email is correct, it will appear the same as below.

The "Confirmation of account reset" will be sent to your email.

Then go to your mailbox to view the reset email sent from the OJS site.

4. Confirming your OJS password account reset.

Open your mailbox.

Look for the inbox that was sent from the OJS site. About “Password Reset Confirmation”.

A confirmation message from the OJS website.

If it’s true from the OJS site, click the link Reset my password: to get a password reset.

Clicking on the link to confirm the account password reset.

And you will be directed to the OJS site again. Then check your mailbox again to see the password reset account.

Password reset is sent again by the OJS site.

5. Login using the reset password.

Open a new mail that has been sent from its OJS site from the mailbox.

Check the email to get the account password reset from the OJS website.

Copy the password provided by the OJS site.

Copy the Password

Return to the OJS site, continue to “Login”.

Enter the password that was copied earlier.

Enter the password that was copied earlier.

Fill in the form, and set your new password.


  • “sender” : your current OJS username,
  • Current Password : password reset from the mail,
  • New password & Repeat new password : new password for your account.
Fill in the resetting form.

Congratulations, you have successfully reset your account password and can log back into the OJS site!

Congratulations, you have successfully reset and changed your OJS account password.

Reset account password using role (Journal manager, editor, and Production editor)


  • Ask for help from people who have 1 of the 3 roles above, because only they can access these features.

First, open your Dashboard OJS site.

Then, look for the Users & Roles > “Users”.

Go to Users & Roles > Users

After that, find the account for which you want to change the password. If you find it, select the drop-down -> “Edit User”.

Find the user you want to change the password for, then select the dropdown -> Edit user.

Enter a new password for the account.

set a new password for the account.

And if saved, a notification like this will come out. This means that the password has been changed successfully.

Account password successfully changed!

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