QuickBooks administrator and password : recover and setup

In this article we explains how to create a QuickBooks administrator and password

By following this tutorial you can create an administrator for QuickBooks and assign him a password.

Important Assumptions

This tutorial should only be used to assist a customer with a payroll-related issue.

Important Details

In case you have an administrator set up, it will appear in the User List as either Admin or User Name.

Step by step process to setup QuickBooks administrator and password

Step 1:

To view the User List: Go to Company > Set up Users and Passwords > Set up Users.

Step 2:

Decide who will be the administrator. Select someone who is usually available in your office.

Step 3:

Select Company > Set up Users and Passwords > Set Up Users.

Step 4:

In the User List window, choose Admin and select Edit User.

Step 5:

  • Input the name of the person who will be the administrator.
  • Input a password in the Administrator’s Password field.
  • Input the password again in the Confirm Password field.
QuickBooks administrator and password

Step 6:

Select the Challenge Question drop-down arrow, Click a question, and then input the answer in the Challenge Answer field.

Step 7:

  • Select Next > Finish.
  • Transfer it to QuickBooks Technical Support customers who requires assistance with resetting the QuickBooks administrator password. For Payroll issues that need QuickBooks admin password reset, follow Troubleshooting QuickBooks password.

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