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please help me how to know password for users

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by preleaf, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. preleaf

    preleaf Well-Known Member

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    hi everyone,
    please help me how to know password for users are installed on my server thru cpanel.Because I have many website rea setup on it bu I cant remember all username and password of them .So everyone help me what is file function to see password for all user which not be encode..Please help me .Thank you so much!
    Preleaf,
     
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    linux-image Well-Known Member

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    the passwords are all encrypted with md5. I do not think you can see it decrypted. All you can do is to reset the password.
     
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    preleaf Well-Known Member

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    Iwant to find file that contain password are not encrypted
     
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    As linux-image said, they are one-way encrypted using crypt() and MD5. They cannot be decrypted. On most servers, the encrypted passwords are in /etc/shadow
     
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    preleaf Well-Known Member

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    guide me ways to use MD5 to encrypt them.Thanks!
    Best Regards,
    Diep,
     
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    Elikster Well-Known Member

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    Greetings,

    It is little hard to do if you don't know what the salt is being used to encrypt the passwords for the passwords.
     
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    You can access most things with the root password as well.
     
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    I don't think he understands that the passwords cannot be unencrypted, even when the system does a password check it has to encrypt what the user has entered then compare the encrypted passwords against each other.

    The system also does not hold passwords in clear text as hackers / other users on the server could view this file and access any account.

    Basically what your asking is impossible!
     
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