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Is there a way to recover the password for a jdbc datasource, which I used in a Weblogic Application server? I could change it, but since I'm not entirely sure, where we use the database, that would be rather complicated.

I have full administrative rights for the server, so if I have to look something up, in config files etc that would be ok.

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In weblogic config files, like config.xml or *-datasource.xml in newer versions, passwords will be encrypted.


If your application code has some internal config in files like applicationContext.xml for Spring, you might be lucky with something of this sort

<bean id="myDataSource"

  <property name="driverClassName" value="oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver" />

  <property name="url" value="jdbc:oracle:thin:@x.x.x.x:1522:portaldb" />

  <property name="username" value="myUser" />

  <property name="password" value="myPassword" />
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what do they use as a password? is it some randomly generated word or is it configured somewhere? –  dertoni Dec 3 '10 at 12:36
it is configured via the Weblogic Console - which then gets encrypted into config.xml by the server. It is the same password as that used for that user in the database. So you can try to change both, at Weblogic and in your database for that user (the DB user in this case). –  JoseK Dec 3 '10 at 12:49
See this link:download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E14571_01/apirefs.1111/e13952/… Edit the "Connection Properties" as shown in this page –  JoseK Dec 3 '10 at 12:55

I've used this with lots of success:


Or you can do it locally - Instructions Taken from Here or Code can be found here:

/$BEA_HOME/wlserver_10.3/common/bin/wlst.sh decryptPassword.py /full/path/to/weblogic-domain/ "{3DES}s0meCr4zyH4$hedV4lue="
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this is the java version:

import weblogic.security.internal.SerializedSystemIni;
import weblogic.security.internal.encryption.ClearOrEncryptedService;
import weblogic.security.internal.encryption.EncryptionService;

public class WeblogicDecrypt{

    public static void main(String[] args){
        String pass = "{3DES}**********";
        EncryptionService service= SerializedSystemIni.getEncryptionService("c:\\yourDomain\\");
        ClearOrEncryptedService clear = new ClearOrEncryptedService(service);
        String psw = clear.decrypt(pass);
        System.out.println("password:" + psw);


jars needed can be found in weblogic server lib folder

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