Openfire Server - Recover Admin Password
Posted on 2014-12-30
I have installed the most recent version of OpenFire server v3.9.3. I set it up with LDAP authentication against my Active Directory, and everything was working GREAT until I went into the server options and tried to add some additional admins. The LDAP account that I installed with was listed as the admin (openfiresvc@servername), and I added a few other users. After I did this, the listed admin then showed as HIDDEN...and after this, I was unable to login to the admin console of OPENFIRE, although the service will stop and start just fine.
How can I recover the admin password?
Or if not, is there a way, in a config file, to add a NEW admin user?
I did not use MYSQL or any other external database, the local database is whatever Openfire uses as the DEFAULT, the database type escapes me...and it's looking at LDAP/Active Directory for ALL users authentication, and it's working...but I cannot log in with the configured username that was setup as admin.
How can I reset the admin? Or can I access the database from a command line and make modifications to the table to set the admin to ONLY be the configured account that was originally setup?
IT's NOT MYSQL...it's not SQL...it's whatever Openfire uses as the default database type.