Login password recover

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Login password recover

Postby nicolasdenis » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:04 pm


I would like to know how a password can be extracted/recovered from a keystore in plain text.
One of our user account has been created a long time ago and is widely used for many different mounted shares.
We need to create a new definition into a keystore using this user account but unfortunately we lost the password.

As the password is encrypted using a symmetric key, there must be a way to retrieve it.
Could you possibly help us ?
Thanks in advance

Brandon Hobart
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Re: Login password recover

Postby Brandon Hobart » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:38 pm

If the symmetric key is already open, the query is a NO_OP. Symmetric keys created from encryption providers cannot be opened. Encryption and decryption operations using this kind of symmetric key succeed without the OPEN statement because the Encryption Provider is opening and closing the key. Plus, kindly mention the system you are using because the decryption guide using symmetric key is provided by different manufacturers so that you can choose a method for the one you have.

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Re: Login password recover

Postby samsmith150 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:51 pm

Really helpful Thank you @Brandon

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