Passphrase lost can't access web gui

My password manager has overwritten my password from before (my fault) and now am unable to login to the web gui. I just started using it a couple days ago and haven’t started any backups so I’m not worried about losing anything. I’ve uninstalled, purged all Duplicati files, deleted every folder I could find with Duplicati files in it. But every time I go to the localhost it’s asking for a password even after a fresh re-installation.

OS: Ubuntu 16.04.4 on a remote dedicated server which I access through command line/Filezilla

Any help would be much appreciated.

You can change the web UI password using the --webservice-password argument on server startup.

So stop your Duplicati server

sudo systemctl restart duplicati.service

And then start the server temporarily from the commandline with the argument empty

duplicati-server --webservice-password=

This starts the server and disables the password. You may need to run this command as root if the server normally runs as root.

Then stop the server (Ctrl+C) and start your systemd service again

sudo systemctl start duplicati.service
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