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When you create a new "Secure Store Service App" you will also create "Generate New Key" and it requires you to input Pass Phrase.

We totally forgot the password and now in trouble because I need to restore this database to dev.

Is there a powershell or code that can help me retrieve this pass phrase?

Thanks

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This is not possible. SharePoint uses the pass phrase to generate an encryption key, it doesn't actually store it.

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I guess resetting is the only option. Thanks John – Donna Hayes Mar 1 '13 at 17:20

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