Reset webui password

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Reset webui password

Postby FVGAZI » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:00 am

I've tried resetting via the instructions given in the f.a.q. to no avail.
I have searched all over the web, but all I seem to find are answers for a linux setup.
I am completely stumped!
Please advise...

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Re: Reset webui password

Postby Cas » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:30 am

What exactly did you try?

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Re: Reset webui password

Postby FVGAZI » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:20 pm

Deleting the pwd_sha1 line in the web.config file.
Deleting the entire web.config file(after backing it up).
Searching google till it started to make me think I was 1 of 10 people in the entire world that actually use deluge on windows lol...
It's not a big deal anymore for me. I was able to locate the password in my LastPass history.
It might be helpful to somebody in the future I would imagine.
Maybe update the f.a.q. to include a working method or one specific to windows?

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Re: Reset webui password

Postby Cas » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:20 am

Are you sure you stopped Deluge before making any changes to web.conf?

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Re: Reset webui password

Postby FVGAZI » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:32 am

Absolutely.
I actually did this several times.
Stopped deluged and delugeweb.
Restarted. Rebooted.

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Re: Reset webui password

Postby Cas » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:49 am

The only other possible explanation is your changes made the conf file unreadable so it used the backup copy

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Re: Reset webui password

Postby FVGAZI » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:14 pm

The backup copy I made?
Is there another location that contains a web.config file?
I'm not sure what you mean.
I literally followed the directions in the f.a.q. "How can I reset forgotten password?" word for word.

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Re: Reset webui password

Postby Cas » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:29 pm

Depending on the file editor you used newline differences on Windows could cause the issue. Every conf file has a backup version created when it is updated. If the original fails to load it will use that backup. Since web.conf (and it's backup file) are the only places that the password exists there are no other alternatives so the instructions still work on Windows.

Edit: Unless you are editing the wrong config location...

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Re: Reset webui password

Postby FVGAZI » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:41 am

User/AppData/Roaming/deluge/web.conf
Is this correct?
If so, I believe I followed the directions correctly to no avail.


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