[Cryptography] Need some help regaining access to a server

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Fri Sep 13 13:21:09 EDT 2019

On Sep 12, 2019, at 8:45 PM, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

> In article <DD32485F-C6AD-4932-B2A1-EB9075709E1B at flownet.com> you write:
>> I forgot to mention: the machine is an AWS VM.  The owner took their AWS admin password to the grave with
>> them as well.
> That sounds like the kind of problem one addresses with a phone call
> and a death certificate.  AWS can certainly reset the password.

Yes, that’s the backup plan.  But it’s a time-consuming process that we were hoping to short-circuit.  Getting access to the emails is somewhat time-critical.


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