I recently had to work with a Sitecore instance where one of my colleagues – who has gone – had not documented the password.
The quickest answer I could find to this was to reset the password to its default:
-- Might want to check that 'B09BBCDE-9B3C-4DCD-B69E-67F615CE01E9' is your Administrator
set [Password] = 'qOvF8m8F2IcWMvfOBjJYHmfLABc=',
[PasswordSalt] = 'OM5gu45RQuJ76itRvkSPFw=='
where UserId = 'B09BBCDE-9B3C-4DCD-B69E-67F615CE01E9'
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