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Re: Does the Workbench vault have a master password?
Posted by: Mike Lischke
Date: March 09, 2020 02:41AM

Hi,

the password vault is encrypted using standard Windows APIs, which in turn use the credentials of the currently logged-in user. That means your user password is the "master password" of the password valut and only the user which was used to encrypt the data can decrypt it later. Dropping that user and recreating it (or using a different machine with that user name) will not allow to decrypt the data.

Mike Lischke, MySQL Developer Tools
Oracle Corporation

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