Change transmission password on qnap

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P4444
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Change transmission password on qnap

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Hi

I have recently had an account hacked and I'm now changing all of my passwords. I'm using 2.94 on qnap and would like to change my password. I've read that I change the json file but I'm unsure how to access it. Would someone please be able to give me step by step instructions please.
maki.ato
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Re: Change transmission password on qnap

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If you installed the transmission from the qnap club store, the settings file should be here:
/opt/QTransmission/etc/settings.json
Just make sure to stop transmission before editing that file. The setting you need to change is rpc-password.
the setting file documentation is here:
https://github.com/transmission/transmi ... tion-Files
P4444
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Re: Change transmission password on qnap

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Thanks. I'm not sure what I need to do to get there. Sorry I'm new to this.
maki.ato
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Re: Change transmission password on qnap

Post by maki.ato »

you need to telnet or ssh using admin username/password, then cd to that directory and edit the file. not sure which editor you have installed. I'm using vim which is installed by default but it's not the most newb-friendly editor.
P4444
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Re: Change transmission password on qnap

Post by P4444 »

Thanks. I'm not sure whats installed either. This might be beyond my skill set so maybe I'll have to leave it as default. Thank you
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