How to get back the exiting user's password.

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joeson0827
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How to get back the exiting user's password.

Post by joeson0827 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:47 pm

Hi ......
I am use the evaluation of this FTP Server,
Anyone can tell me , how to check the exiting user 's password?
Case:
Long time ago ,I have create a user call ' TOM' & create a password for Tom ,
Today , Tom need to login the Ftp ,however ,he forget the password,
Any method can show me the exiting password?

I dont want to reset the password, because many user use this acount to login,

Thanks

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Re: How to get back the exiting user's password.

Post by mdj » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:02 am

There is no way to tell the password, because the password itself it not stored, only a hash of it. You need to reset it - or perhaps you could ask some of the other users using that account, what it is?
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Re: How to get back the exiting user's password.

Post by klcobb » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:33 pm

So, how does one reset the password via the web service call, assuming we don't have the current password?

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Re: How to get back the exiting user's password.

Post by Serin » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:05 pm

What you are looking for is an admin password change API call. We don't have a dedicated API exposed through web services for that purpose, but you can use the AddUser API call to modify an existing user (retrieve the user first using the GetUserInformation call) and change the password. You can pass the new password in as plain text, and Cerberus will rehash it using the default password policy before storing it.

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