Recover Unifi Controller login

Modified on Wed, 9 Aug, 2023 at 4:39 PM

1) download the MongoDB from here.

2) Create a folder on the C drive ( passwordrecover )

3) Extract mongo.exe from the bin folder into the newly created C:\passwordrecover folder

4) WINDOWS + R and type cmd ( ENTER )

5) Go to the folder you just created

cd C:/passwordrecover

6) Run the following commands, those commands will prompt you with all the admin account.

mongo --port 27117
 use ace

7) Now run the next command and replace <UserName> with the admin account.

db.admin.update( { "name" : "<UserName>" }, { $set : { "x_shadow" : "$6$ybLXKYjTNj9vv$dgGRjoXYFkw33OFZtBsp1flbCpoFQR7ac8O0FrZixHG.sw2AQmA5PuUbQC/e5.Zu.f7pGuF7qBKAfT/JRZFk8/" } } )

8) You can now login with your admin account and password password


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