Kasper Skårhøj chose joh316 as the default password for Typo3 install tool. It’s a bible verse. Joh316 stands for the Gospel of John, Chapter 3, Verse 16.
Joh316 was introduced with TYPO3 version 4.x, an additional protection had been introduced.
The Install Tool Password is not the admin password of TYPO3. The default Install Tool password is joh316. Be sure to change it!
To reset the Install Tool password (to its initial value joh316), you just need to keep the very first entry of $TYPO3_CONF_VARS[‘BE’][‘installToolPassword’] (hash value ‘bacb98acf97e0b6112b1d1b650b84971’) in the file and remove all subsequent entries that have the ‘installToolPassword’ string. Click here to read more…
To activate the Install Tool we need to create an empty file named “ENABLE_INSTAL_TOOL” in “typo3conf” folder. The file gets automatically removed after 1 hour.