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[ScreenOS] Is it possible to extract the password of root admin or other admin users from the configuration file?



Article ID: KB29530 KB Last Updated: 24 Sep 2014Version: 1.0
This article explains why password of root admin or other admin users cannot be extracted from the configuration file.

Customer has lost or forgotten the password of the root admin user. He would like to extract the same from the configuration file.


All passwords in the configuration file are hashed (security feature), and cannot be extracted.

Workaround : Hardware Reset the device to Factory Default settings.

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