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How to decrypt rootpassword form kickstart file on a centos machine

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I have the kick start file where my root password is store like

# Root password
rootpw --iscrypted $1$1SItJOAg$UM9n7lRFK1/OCs./rgQtQ/
# System authorization information
auth --useshadow --passalgo=sha512

Is there any way to decrypt the password and get it as plain text. I know single user mode works but my case it in remote site.

posted Mar 31, 2015 by anonymous

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No, it's a one-way hash. In other words it's possible to encrypt a password into the hash, but you cannot turn it back into a password.
The way this works is when you login the password you provide is encrypted and the encrypted version is compared against this string to see if they match.

answer Mar 31, 2015 by Ramakrishnan
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