Solved

Asterisk Trixbox Root Password recovery

Posted on 2012-03-21
2
2,652 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-22
Experts,

We have a trixbox pbx server that has been sitting in our office that no one has access to.

From what I have read once that I have root access I can change the Trixbox Gui password as well.

So my question is.  Any ideas on how I can recover the root password for my Trixbox?


Thanks,
R
0
Comment
Question by:RandallVillalobos
2 Comments
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Mysidia earned 500 total points
ID: 37750957
On a Trixbox system the root password is stored as a one-way crypto hash, so there's really no way to directly view the existing password, only to reset the password to something new.

The root password reset procedure is the same as CentOS5
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Linux/Distributions/Q_27083030.html

Basically,  stop the system at the boot menu
hit 'e' to Edit  the entry

Go down to edit the second line that starts with 'kernel'
hit 'e' to Edit the line

add  init=/bin/sh
to the end of the line
press enter
press 'b' for boot

after the system boots
use the commands
# mount -o remount,rw /
# passwd root

Type new password.

# mount -o remount,ro /

Reboot system.


Login as root

To change the web interface password for the 'maint' user

# passwd-maint
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:RandallVillalobos
ID: 37754393
Thank you!
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to install Ubuntu 16 in DELL venue 8 pro 20 142
Linux Copy Command - All Files inc Directory 1 42
winscp 000webhost.com 6 48
maybe no no httpd.conf 6 47
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
If your business is like most, chances are you still need to maintain a fax infrastructure for your staff. It’s hard to believe that a communication technology that was thriving in the mid-80s could still be an essential part of your team’s modern I…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question