Admin login not working

This morning I found that my admin login for piwik was no longer working. I found this article and followed the instructions there. No joy - I am still being told that I do not have the right username/password. Is that information outdated? If so what is the right way to fix this in Piwik 2.9?

I’d much appreciate any help.

Hi there, these instruction should be up to date

Thanks. I’d like to say you are right but there has to be something else here. I eventually got Piwik to change my admin password - the way it goes about it: allow a password edit that is then applied after an email confirmation is interesting. Looking at the relevant table row I found that the hash generated by Piwik was not the same as the one I got from running the SQL command. Are newer versions of Piwik salting strings prior to MD5ing them? It does not matter since the problem is now solved but I am curious…