Drupal 7: Create a user programmatically and give the administrator role
Here is a very quick and simple example of how to create an administrator on any drupal 7 website. This tweak is very useful when the client has provided a site for support but forgot or did not have the opportunity to create an admin account for you.
Open your index.php and put the following code after
$new_user = array( 'name' => 'USER_NAME', 'pass' => 'USER_PASS', // Note: do not use md5 the password. 'mail' => 'USER@MAIL', 'status' => 1, 'init' => 'USER@MAIL', 'roles' => array( DRUPAL_AUTHENTICATED_RID => 'authenticated user', 3 => 'administrator', ), ); // The first parameter is sent blank, so a new user is created. user_save('', $new_user);
Don't forget to remove the code ;)
A similar code for Drupal version 8 is here.