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#1 Scott92

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:42 PM

Hey, so I'm logged in to the administrator account but forgot my login password. I'm trying to remember it while staying logged in.

Is there a way to recover the password without changing it or just bypassing the login altogether? Creating another admin account is out of the question for private reasons.

Thanks in advance!

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#2 SpywareDoc

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:58 AM

Due to the open, public nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes.



#3 Kilroy

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:17 PM

If any password is properly stored there is no way to recover it.  A properly stored password is hashed, put through a one way process that does not allow using the result to determine the input.  Using hashing the password can be verified, by running it through the hashing process and if the answer is the same as the stored value then it is assumed to be the same password.

 

That said, you can either wipe the password or create another account, but you cannot recover the password.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:21 PM

If you're logged in as an admin, you should be able to simply remove the password from control panel -> user accounts, right?

 

And then make a new one if you want






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