This page explains how to re-gain administrative control over an M-Pin SSO instance without a regular admin User account. This solution requires administrator-level access to the machine on which the M-Pin SSO instance is installed.
Re-gaining administrative control over an M-Pin SSO instance without a regular admin User account might be necessary in cases when admin-level access is needed, but admin User accounts either don't exist cannot be used for some reason. A typical case is when the Default Admin User account becomes unaccessible before any other Users with administrative privileges has been created in the M-Pin SSO System.
The solution in such cases is to re-create the Default Admin User account: this will allow you to log-in to your M-Pin SSO in the same manner in which you log in for the first time after its initial installation.
Administrator-level access to the machine on which the M-Pin SSO instance is installed
To re-create the Default Admin User account:
From the console of your M-Pin SSO machine, run the following set of commands:
su - mpin
./authentic2-ctl create_initial_setup activate
The following console output will indicate that the Default Admin User account (called "initial-setup") has been re-created successfully and is now operational:
The Initial Setup user already exists The Initial Setup user is activated. Please setup your registration