@smogulur the security of NodeBB makes it impossible to retrieve a password. This is by design. If you haven't gotten too far as far as installation goes, you should drop the database you chose and restart.
What I mean is -- we cannot fix issues if we cannot trigger them ourselves. We need a consistent set of reproduction steps (e.g. "go to this page, log in, press enter, navigate to this page, post.") in order to confirm that this is a bug and develop a fix. Otherwise if we cannot reproduce it, then it may be a configuration problem with your install, and we cannot fix that for you.