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October 2022

This article explains how to reset the admin password for MetaDirectory administrator


Changes in the registry and MetaDirectoryServer.xml require special expertise and access rights.

Stop MetaDirectory server

Exit the MetaDirectory server. 

Registry entry 

Delete the content/value in the registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\estos\MetaDirectory\Admin --> CurrentPassword.

Example screenshot: Registry Editor – Computer – HKEY_CURRENT_USER – Software – estos – MetaDirectory – Admin – CurrentPassword


Delete the password in C:\Programs\estos\MetaDirectory\config in the MetaDirectoryServer.xml file and save the file.

 Example screenshots: MetaDirectoryServer.xml – Delete password

Start MetaDirectory Server

Start the MetaDirectory server.

Now it is possible to log in without a password again.

Set a new password

In MetaDirectory administrator → Tools you can assign a new password.

Example screenshot: estos MetaDirectory administrator – Change administrator password