Decode/Decrypt WebSphere J2C authentication passwords using WebSphere PasswordDecoder utility

1. Search the tag “<authDataEntries” and corresponding XORed encoded password in the file /wp_profile/config/cells/node1/security.xml

2. Change directory to C:/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/lib

3. Run the command:

C:/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/java/bin/java -cp ffdc.jar;bootstrap.jar;emf.jar;securityimpl.jar;iwsorb.jar;ras.jar;wsexception.jar {xor}LDo8LTor

Note: The above cmd must be run in WAS 6 and it can encode only passwords which are encoded by XOR.



About Ishtiaque

I am IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect, Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, Oracle Certified Programmer in Java and Web Component Developer, and TOGAF 9 certified with over 10 years of support and development experience in IBM middleware software and Java. Additionally, have a sound grip in databases and OpenStack administration. I hold the following certifications: IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) TOGAF 9 Certified Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE6 Web Component Developer Oracle Certified Professional – Java 6 Programmer ITIL v3 Foundation Certified IBM Certified Solution Architect – Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Portal V8, V7, V6.1, V6 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server V7, V6.1 IBM Certified System Administrator – AIX V7 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere MQ V7 IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5 IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V3 IBM Certified Solution Developer – WebSphere Portal V5.1
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