Password Hashing Technique – Enlighten Me
I recently lost my admin password on an install of WordPress which I was running via XAMPP on a USB Drive. This meant that, trying to get my email sent back out via the “Forgotten Password” functionality failed (after a long hang time).
In the hopes of recovering/resetting my password, without having to install from scratch, I am hoping that one of the all-knowing WordPress Gurus may be able to enlighten me on the method by which the passwords are hashed in v2.6
I have a sneaking suspicion that the AUTH_KEY values defined in the config.php file are used somewhere, most likely as salt with the password as part of an MD5 Hash, but I am hoping someone can give me some more details on how this is done.
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