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as admin i have to create lots of users and passwords: Email, MySQL etc. Is there no easy way to find what the current password is for a particular user? I sometimes forget to write it down as i am creating them or i need to refer back to a user to determine their passwords. Hopefully there is a way...

asked 09 Dec '13, 21:51

baba
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I use the https://lastpass.com/ browser extension to save my user passwords

(10 Dec '13, 00:27) bitspill

Thanks for the tip. i currently use password which syncs across all my computers, but it's not as useful as looking up password on the server...esp for those that i never use such as email accounts for others.

(10 Dec '13, 00:31) baba

Thanks for the tip. i currently use 1password.com which syncs across all my computers, but it's not as useful as looking up password on the server...esp for those that i never use such as email accounts for others.

(10 Dec '13, 00:32) baba

It's not possible, because neither we nor the system itself stores the password.

The method used is known as a salted hash, which can be used to (reasonably accurately) verify a password as correct or incorrect, but it cannot be (without a lot of computational effort) reversed to determine one of the possible passwords itself.

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answered 09 Dec '13, 23:19

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