How to reset a client's password without WHM?

Jeff75

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My WHM service is no longer working and nobody at my DC or cPanel seems to know how to get it back up. I need to reset a pw for a client and was wondering if someone could tell me how to do this through the command line.
 

sparek-3

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You should be able to use:

/scripts/chpass <user> <newpass>

If that doesn't work you can try:

passwd <user>

and you should be prompted for a new password. I'm not sure if the latter affects everything in CPanel though. So your best bet is to use /scripts/chpass