Ok, I had a duh moment. I have successfully set myself as an admin and was able to login to the admin console. Changed tha password and we are back up and running. I happened to see this info in another post, and it looks to be the same info. that WROOT was trying to give me. It just clicked and I was on my way. Thanks again for your help with this.
As stated before, edit the conf/openfire.xml file with the red text…
This will REPLACE the existing admin account.
Once you get into the Admin console, you can edit the Server Properties and change the admin account, or add another with a comma separator.
I have done this several times with 3.6.0a…