Web UI password locked on qBittorrent NO X (qbittorrent nox)

Bowie Chen edited this page Jul 2, 2017 · 6 revisions

If your user name and password is locked out of the Web UI and the default user name admin and password adminadmin is also failing, the steps to recover access are:

  1. Log in to the machine the client is on as the user that qbittorrent runs as, either at the console or over a SSH connection.
  2. Navigate to ~/.config/qBittorrent/ and edit the qBittorrent configuration file qBittorrent.conf.
  3. Locate the entry of WebUI\Password_ha1 and change it to this:
WebUI\Password_ha1=@ByteArray(5ebe2294ecd0e0f08eab7690d2a6ee69)

the password will be set to secret.

  1. You should then be able to login the WebUI using your usual username and the password secret. Remember to change it back to your preferred password.

You could also try copy/pasting the existing value from WebUI\Password_ha1=@ByteArray(value) into https://isc.sans.edu/tools/reversehash.html and that could possibly reveal what the original password was.

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