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Reset SharePoint passphrase

Title: Reset SharePoint passphrase

Description:

What to do when you or your colleague cant remember the passphrase and you need it urgently to manage your sharepoint environment.

Steps:
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Go to SharePoint Powershell and run following command.

C:\PS> $passphrase = ConvertTo-SecureString -asPlainText -Force


Now run this command.

C:\PS> Set-SPPassPhrase -PassPhrase $passphrase -Confirm

Enter this at the PowerShell prompt:

$passphrase = ConvertTo-SecureString -asPlainText -Force

Input the new passphrase and hit Enter.
Enter this at the PowerShell prompt:
    Set-SPPassPhrase -PassPhrase $passphrase -Confirm

You will be asked to confirm the passphrase by re-entering it

Re-enter the passphrase and hit Enter. You will be asked if you are sure that you want to perform this action, type Y (for Yes) and hit Enter.

Your farm passphrase has been reset successfully!!!!

Applies To: SharePoint 2010 both Server and Foundation edition.

Keyword: change passphrase, forgot passphrase

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