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cpanel mysql password

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by section31, May 14, 2008.

  1. section31

    section31 Active Member

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    So I was browsing the user table in the mysql database and noticed that cpanel creates a mysql user associated with every user. That password hash appears to be the same, does anyone know how that is generated and how I can find out what it is?
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Whenever a cPanel user is created, a MySQL user with the same username and password is also created. When the cPanel user's password is changed, the same change propagates to the MySQL password. This is intended functionality. However, I personally prefer to create my own MySQL users to avoid storing my cPanel usernames and passwords in plain-text configuration files.
     
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    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    It the hash is the same, that means the actual password is the same.
     
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