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SQL Server FAQ - "ALTER LOGIN" - Changing the Password of a Login Name

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How To Change the Password of a Login Name?

If a developer lost the password of his or her login name, you can reset the password with the "ALTER LOGIN" statement as shown in this tutorial example:

-- Login with sa

ALTER LOGIN FYI_DBA WITH PASSWORD = 'fyicenter';
GO
Command(s) completed successfully.

FYI_DBA's password is changed now. Try it with the SQLCMD tool:

C:\>SQLCMD -S LOCALHOST\SQLEXPRESS -U FYI_DBA -P fyicenter
1> QUIT

You can also use the "ALTER LOGIN" to change your own password.

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  1. What Is the Security Model Used in SQL Server 2005?
  2. What Are Security Principals Used in SQL Server 2005?
  3. What Is the Security Principal at the Server Level That Represents Your Session?
  4. What Is the Security Principal at the Database Level That Represents Your Session?
  5. How To Create a New Login Name in SQL Server?
  6. How To Verify a Login name with SQLCMD Tool?
  7. How To List All Login Names on the Server?
  8. How To Change the Password of a Login Name?
  9. How To Change a Login Name?
  10. How To Disable a Login Name?
  11. How To Delete a Login Name?
  12. How To Create a User Name in a Database?
  13. How To List All User Names in a Database?
  14. How To Find the Login Name Linked to a Given User Name?
  15. How To Verify a User name with SQLCMD Tool?
  16. How To Change the Name of a Database User?
  17. How To Delete an Existing Database User?

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