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  • Stash file (.sth) file often used by WebSphere plugin and there might be a situation where you have lost the password. Don’t worry, it happens!

    The easiest way to decrypt the .sth file with below Perl code.

    • Create a file decrypt-stash.pl and save below code
    use strict;
    die "Usage: $0 <stash file>n" if $#ARGV != 0;
    my $file=$ARGV[0];
    open(F,$file) || die "Can't open $file: $!";
    my $stash;
    read F,$stash,1024;
    my @unstash=map { $_^0xf5 } unpack("C*",$stash);
    foreach my $c (@unstash) {
     last if $c eq 0;
     printf "%c",$c;
    printf " ";
    • Execute ./decrypt-stash.pl filename.sth

    This will decrypt the stash file.

    You may watch this demonstration in below video.

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