An old password still works after you change it in Outlook Web Access

Assume that a user changes their password in Outlook Web Access (OWA) in one of the following versions of Microsoft Exchange Server:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

In this case, you may notice a 15-minute period during which the user can log on to their mailbox by using either the old password or the new password. However, if the user uses a MAPI client (such as Microsoft Outlook) to access the mailbox or if the user tries to access other files and resources, the user is authenticated only if they use the new password.

This latency exists by design for Internet Information Services (IIS) performance reasons and is controlled by the following registry setting.

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) on the server that is running IIS and through which the user gains access to OWA.
Locate the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\InetInfo\Parameters
On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value Name: UserTokenTTL (Note This is case-sensitive!) Data Type: REG_DWORD Value Range: 0 – 0x7FFFFFFF (Note This unit is in seconds.)
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart IIS.

How to reset the SafeWord RemoteAccess Administration password

How to reset the SafeWord RemoteAccess Administration password

Issue

The SafeWord RemoteAccess Administration password can be saved and is not required to be entered for administering SafeWord. When adding additional servers, they require the same Encryption Key, Signing Key and Administration password. If this password is unknown it can be reset.

Resolution

1. Make a complete list of all servers that have SafeWord components installed. This includes Servers, Agents, and SDK applications. Components include:

– SafeWord Core Servers (Database, Admin, Authentication Engine / AAA)
– Web Servers (Web Logon Server (WLS), Enrollment Server (ES))
– User Center
– SafeWord Administration Console
– Citrix Web Interface Agent
– RADIUS (IAS Agent, RADIUS, Ascend RADIUS, RADIUS Accounting)
– Outlook Web Access Agent (OWA), Universal Web Agent (UWA)
– Domain Logon Agent (DLA)

2. Stop all SafeWord server services (Admin, Authentication Engine / AAA Server, Web, RADIUS).

3. Stop all services that are using SafeWord Agents (e.g., IIS and IAS).

4. Remove any swec.md5 or swec.dat files (first stop any RADIUS services if they are running or exist, then delete the swec.md5 file/s. Then restart any RADIUS services) on all servers containing SafeWord components. Their location can vary, so search the entire computer. These swec files are often recreated when the service is stopped, so it’s imperative that you stop the service before doing the search.

5. Remove all of the following pem files on all SafeWord servers and Admin Console computers.

…\SERVERS\AdminServer\certificates\cacert.pem
…\SERVERS\AdminServer\certificates\cakey.pem
…\SERVERS\AdminServer\certificates\SccAdminServer.pem
…\SERVERS\AAAServer\certificates\SccAAAServer.pem
…\AdminConsole\certificates\PremierAccess_Administrator_Console.pem

6. Delete all client entries from the Admin Server’s clients.ini file. The clients.ini file is extensively documented if you require more information.

…\SERVERS\AdminServer\certificates\clients.ini

Do NOT delete these two lines. Increase the value of AcceptNewCertificates if necessary.

$AcceptNewCertificates=50 $AcceptNewCertificatesDefaultPolicy=always

7. Delete all server entries from the Admin Server’s and Admin Console’s servers.ini file. The servers.ini file is extensively documented if you require more information.

…\SERVERS\AdminServer\certificates\servers.ini
…\AdminConsole\certificates\servers.ini

Do NOT delete this line.

$AcceptNewCertsDefaultPolicy=never

8. Start services in this order.

a. SafeWord Database Server services
b. Admin Sever services
c. SafeWord Authentication Engine (AAA Server) services
d. All remaining services

Source : http://theether.net/kb/100168

How to Reset Your Lost Joomla Password in a few Easy Steps

Before we begin, you must have access to your database. If you don’t, pass these instructions on to someone that does. It’s also a good idea to backup your database before making changes, just in case something goes awry.
Finding the Password

Log in to your Joomla database (via phpMyAdmin for example)
Click to edit the _users database (will be preceded by your account name, for example: example_users)
Edit the entry for where usertype = “Super Administrator” (should be the first record)

Resetting the Password

In the password field you’ll notice a string of characters. Joomla uses a one-way encoding method, which means you won’t be able to retrieve your old password. However, you will be able to reset the password to a new one using mySQL’s built in MD5 function:

UPDATE example_users SET password=MD5(‘new password’) WHERE usertype = “Super Administrator”;

Voila – you just successfully reset your Joomla password Smiling Go to your joomla domain at example.com/administrator and try logging in with the new password. You should be logged in as Super Administrator.
Copying the Password from Another User

An alternate method to reset your password, if you’re not comfortable with SQL commands, is to simply copy and paste the password hash from another user (to which you know the password) over to your admin user. You’ll then be able to login as the admin user using that password. If you don’t have another user, you should be able to register as one, and then copy the password over.
Applying the Email From Another User

Yet another alternate method to retrieving your lost Joomla admin password is to change your admin user’s email address to one you are familiar with. Then use the lost password retrieval function (the “forgot password” link in the login section) to have your Joomla password emailed to you.