Bulk Change JIRA user passwords

I find the following guide useful when we need to bulk change JIRA user passwords.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA043/Retrieving+the+JIRA+Administrator#RetrievingtheJIRAAdministrator-2.Setthepassworddirectlyinthedatabase

But I'm looking for a way to set the password to something else other than 'sphere'. How can we do it?

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The easiest way, without code/reverse engineering is:

1. Pick a user account

2. Set its password to the password you want

3. Read the database for the hash that's now in there

4. Change the password on your account if that's the account you used.

Initially I thought it won't work because when user logs in with 'sphere' for the first time, JIRA internally changes this hash. And this hash becomes different per each user although it's the same password 'sphere'.

Anyhow it works. :)

Thank you!

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