You need to back up the Universal Password for all users before a major upgrade.
I created a cross platform (Java) Universal Password retrieval utility. You can download the zip file here.
In the zip file, dumpUP.bat is the batch file to kick off the process. You need to pass the application a few parameters:
- Admin username
- Search base
- Path to Java KeyStore
- Output file
My current command line is as follows:
192.168.0.1 636 cn=admin,o=admin password o=meta "C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.5.0_07\\lib\\security\\cacerts"
Run the batch file and watch all users and passwords end up in the output file.
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.