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Help recovering admin password

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:38 am
by bianini
Hello,

I've installed subsonic a while ago. I have build 3.6 installed using Apache version.

I've created both a login for me and my wife but without admin privileges. Since all this time past I forgot the admin login and password. Is there a way to recover it without having to reinstall it?

Thanks in advance

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:39 am
by bianini
Sorry, but I can't solve this. Can somebody help me?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:25 pm
by rob42
If you are on Linux, have a look in
/var/subsonic/db/subsonic.script
(no idea where this file is on Windows). In this (text) file you'll find a line like
INSERT INTO USER VALUES('admin','enc:6162636465',7092064514,0,0,FALSE)
The password is the string after "enc:" in hexadecimal. So grab an ASCII table and decode :) In this example it's "abcde".

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:35 pm
by bianini
Thank you very much!!

In Windows the folder is similar

C:\subsonic\db\subsonic.script

I've found the line and decode it with an Hex/Ascii converter:

http://www.dolcevie.com/js/converter.html

You're the best

PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:11 pm
by hgottfried
Thanks...got my logon working too

I had the same problem and want to thank all

PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:52 pm
by mzcl-mn
Hello to all who posted here.

Special compliments to those who contributed decisively to the solution: rob42 and bianini who took the time to add up a web address to simplify the conversion of the hex code.

I have a cloudy memory and forgot to annotate in a safe place the key to the admin account. Followed the directions and got it!

Thanks again and cheers!

Re: Help recovering admin password

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:57 pm
by FairBolFL
OK, I'm having trouble retrieving/resetting my password.....for some reason, I'm putting in what I think is the right password on the login page, but it won't take. UPDATE: Now I can't even get to the localhost page, Firefox says it can't find the page. What's going on? I'm trying to run Subsonic on Windows 7.

Re: Help recovering admin password

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:33 am
by lafoirefouille
rob42 wrote:If you are on Linux, have a look in
/var/subsonic/db/subsonic.script
(no idea where this file is on Windows). In this (text) file you'll find a line like
INSERT INTO USER VALUES('admin','enc:6162636465',7092064514,0,0,FALSE)
The password is the string after "enc:" in hexadecimal. So grab an ASCII table and decode :) In this example it's "abcde".


Hi,

Password are not encrypted in the database, it is a big security issue
Is there a way to have it securely stored ?

Re: Help recovering admin password

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:38 pm
by rackserver
I have my hard drive encrypted. So the stored passwords are not accessible.

Windows and Mac have free solutions. I use Very Crypt because i don't trust Mac and Windows.

Re: Help recovering admin password

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:03 am
by ronaldk
Is there also a way, to get your login pasword? Every emailadress I use it says 'sorry user not found'

Re: Help recovering admin password

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:45 pm
by laetoli
The default admin password is admin. What I did is uninstall Subsonic, deleted the c:\Subsonic folder, reinstalled Subsonic and then the admin password was reset to "admin"