"show" password not showing up (edit mail/ftp user)

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#1 Fri, 01/14/2011 - 17:00
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"show" password not showing up (edit mail/ftp user)

hi folks,

on Virtualmin's "edit mail & ftp users" menu, I used to be able to click a hyperlink for "show" password; on one of my domains the "show " link is missing.

is there a tweak somewhere for this?


Fri, 01/14/2011 - 18:38

Could you make a screenshot of that?

Fri, 01/14/2011 - 19:07
Gary's picture

hi Locutus ...

here it is: the word "show" (in red circle) is a hyperlink - when you click on it, a small popup opens with username & password shown. Very nice for folks (like me) who have a zillion passwords to memorize and not much "memory" left, if you get the drift.

Fri, 01/14/2011 - 19:20

:D Yeah, I know what the link looks like, or should look like... I use it regularly too. :)

I rather meant a screenshot of what it looks like where the link is missing... I haven't seen such an issue so far.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 21:47

Hi guys,

I searched and found many threads about this issue but no solution.

I was on debian 5.0 Lenny 32bit. Don't remember which virtualmin version exactly. (installed nearly 2 years ago)

Hard disk drive broke in my server last week-end. I replaced it and installed debian 6.0 squeeze 32bit. I also installed latest virtualmin version 3.87 gpl.

I restored all my virtual servers from backup. (14) For one domain, I lost the ability to show password for mail users. The "show password" link is missing.

If I change password from virtualmin, the "show password" link reappear.

Does somebody finaly found a solution ? Is there a script I may run so that the "show password" feature comes back ?

Thanks. Virtualmin is really a brilliant software.


Tue, 08/16/2011 - 22:35 (Reply to #5)

Which version of Virtualmin was the backup you restored made on? Some very old versions didn't include plain-text passwords in the backup, which are needed for the "show password" link to work .. but recent versions (3.86 or later) should.


Wed, 08/17/2011 - 08:38

Hi Jamie,

Could I know the virtualmin version in the backup file !? I would be able to tell you that way...

But like I wrote, only one domain on a total of 14 is affected by the "show password" missing link.

Regards, Maxime

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 13:17 (Reply to #7)

You could look at the version shown on the System Information page on the old system (if it is still accessible) ?


Wed, 08/17/2011 - 13:18 (Reply to #8)

You could look at the version shown on the System Information page on the old system (if it is still accessible) ?


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 08:29
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This is an old thread but I can't see a more recent one.

Some of my sites don't show the password link and others do. I can't see any pattern but for each site it's 100% reproducible.

I'm using Virtualmin 3.94, Webmin 1.590

Phil McKerracher www.beeches.it

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