Can anyone tell me where this is set? I need to check it's value.

I've looked in admin console and in app/etc/config.xml and app/etc/local.xml


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Passwords for both SOAP and REST APIs are stored in the Database and are encrypted of course (MD5 + SALT).

FROM `api_user`

You may reset API password(API-Key) for any API-User in Backend under

System->Web Services->SOAP/XML-RPC - Users

(This requires magento admin permissions)

  • Thanks. Found it!! It doesn't display the original password, but you change password here if you know the original. But this helped me confirm what the password is. thanks
    – Yeyeo
    Feb 19, 2018 at 12:35

The API password is set via administration. You need to look under the System's menu.


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