Recovering admin console access by promoting a user to admin

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This details how to regain admin access when all available admin accounts are locked by promoting an exiting user or creating a new admin user.


  • Working PINsafe server with admin console login screen
  • External data source for users and admin users with synchronisation and known login details
  • Transport mechanism for new users


Cannot login to the PINsafe admin console through any admin accounts


1. Move an existing user in an external data source from a user to an admin, wait for sychronisation to occur then try to login with their credentials on the PINsafe admin console.

2. Or Add a new admin user to the external data source group for admin, wait for sychronisation and a new PIN to be sent by their transport mechnism, then login.