Create a bcrypt hash on commandline

Its easy to create a bcrypt hash  on commandline with this command:

Just replace the Placeholder USER and PASSWORD with the corresponding values. The Result should be something like that:

The part before “:” is the username. The rest is the bcrypt password hash. The -C parameter specifies the computing time for the […]

Enable https behind loadbalancers for Contao CMS

Recently I had the pleasure to setup Contao ( in the Amazon cloud (AWS – Elastic Beanstalk). Therefore I had to enable HTTPS behind loadbalancers. The problem was, that the AWS-Loadbalancer is the SSL Endpoint / SSL Terminator in an AWS Beanstalk – architecture. Contao didn’t recognize, that it was running under HTTPS and therefore set the wrong […]

Reset the password for user in Contao database

Recently I forgot the password of my Contao ( admin backend user. To regain control of the content management system, I had to reset the password for user in Contao database. All backend users and their credentials are stored in the Contao database in the table tl_user. The password is saved in the field password via a […]