How do I recover password after using Touch ID

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How do I recover password after using Touch ID

Postby stephenc00 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:04 pm

I have used for years. Have ~500 passwords in a password protected database. Started using Touch ID. Now I don't remember the actual password to change it or get into linked copies. Probably have it in some other secret place, but so far, no luck finding. Any ideas how I recover it?
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Re: How do I recover password after using Touch ID

Postby ddhsoftwareadmin » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:37 am

Hi there,

First off, sorry for the delay- your posts were getting moderated as potential spam and only just noticed it to approve now. You should be able to post from here on out!

There are two ways a database is protected in HanDBase.  If you are using the Encryption feature to lock the database, there is no way to get the password or get access to the database without knowing the password.  That's part of the security of the design itself!  

However, if you are using Password protection, you can actually see the password if you open the database with a binary editor.  You'll have to scan through the first few pages of text but at some point in the file there is a password stored and hopefully it will be obvious to you when you see it among the scrambled mess of binary data!  

As for getting a binary editor, here is one for Windows:

https://www.hhdsoftware.com/free-hex-editor

and one for Mac:

https://www.suavetech.com/0xed/

Best of luck and let me know how it goes for you!
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Re: How do I recover password after using Touch ID

Postby stephenc00 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:55 pm

Thank you, that worked! Took an hour, but worth it.

I really do appreciate the help. At last. It sucks to be labeled as SPAM. :(
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