Get encrypt password from config file


#1

I created an encrypted remote and I use a custom password for both password and password2. If I have the .rclone.conf file is there anyway to determine what that custom password was?

Thank you!


#2

It is possible, but there isn’t an official tool to do it. Why do you need to do it?


#3

peace of mind. i didn’t make note of the password when i generated them. i have made a backup of my .rclone.conf file but i would feel more comfortable knowing the password I used to generate password and password2 just in case i ever lose the .rclone.conf file.

any details on how i can do it?


#4

Send me an email to nick@craig-wood.com and I’ll walk you through it.


#5

I’m in the same situation. I have the same .rclone.config file on my server and on my home machine but I can’t remember my passwords. I gather I’ll need them, though, if I want to set up plexdrive. Can I also write to you to learn how to retrieve this information?


#6

If you are on 1.38 or higher you can use

rclone config show

and this will display your configuration (including the passphrases for the crypts) for which you can use.


#7

That doesn’t seem to work. The passphrases are encrypted.


#8

Ah, apologies, did not know that. Mine are all random, so when I did it on mine, I (wrongly) assumed that they were the correct ones.

Sorry!


#9

Send me an email to nick@craig-wood.com and I’ll walk you through it.


#10

In exactly the same boat myself, and for the same reason. I already shot you an email. Thanks in advance!