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How to decode passwords from WebSphere XML Configuration files ?

All passwords are encoded within the WebSphere XML Configuration files such as resources.xml, security.xml etc.

In order to decode the passwords, you can use a freely available tool found at “http://www.sysman.nl/wasdecoder/”. Type in the encoded password without the {xor} when using this site.

Alternatively, you can use the PasswordDecoder classfile provided with WebSphere library. With WAS 6.1, the following command will do the trick.

java -classpath=WASHOME/deploytool/itp/plugins/com.ibm.websphere.v61_6.1.200/ws_runtime.jar com.ibm.ws.security.util.PasswordDecoder “password with {xor}”

(You need the double quotes around the password)



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