2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 7, 2009 8:33 PM by stephenc

    Admin password recovery fails

      version openfire-3.6.3-1.i386.rpm

      os: centos 5.2

      database: mysql


      I shut down the machine then re-start the machine, all the previous password for all the users not working any more

      this situation happen before on my previous installation on another machine.


      Search the forum, based on the previous posts,

      I tried to re-set the admin password,

      here is what I tried:


      1. edit /opt/openfire/conf/openfire.xml

          change <setup>true</step>  to false

          then /etc/init.d/openfire restart

          it go through the installation again, and reset the "admin" password as "admin"

          after finished the installation, the new password doesn't work for login http://ipaddress:9090/ as user "admin"

          but if I use spark to use "admin", "admin", the spark allows "admin" login



      2. then tried to go to mysql database

          update openfire.ofUser set plainPassword = 'admin', encryptedPassword = null where username = 'admin'

          then restart the openfire service,


      Here is another situation, I tried to install the openfire previous version before,

      If I use mysqladmin to backup mysql database, and load the backup openfire database into another backup openfire server,

      all the user passwords don't work any more.


      why ?