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Migrate user passwords

Discussion in 'Migrate to cPanel' started by Wolfraider, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Wolfraider

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    We have just finished migrating all our accounts from an older Apache webserver to cPanel. We created new accounts for all our users, updated any of their config files to point to the new mysql server and updated all records. How can we migrate their old passwords? I have access to the old shadow file from the old server but I am unsure how to import that into cPanel. One other option would be to send a password reset link to all our customers for them to change their password but we have not found that option either. Any ideas?
     
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    yes, their login into cPanel itself
     
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    That only forces them to reset their password after they login. I want to population their existing account with the old password. It would be nice if there was a function to update password from the encrypted password in a shadow file

    I may just have to set a generic password and send that to everyone, not ideal at all.
     
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    Didnt think so and I don't see a way to email them a reset password link. I'm now creating each account a unique generic password and emailing it to them. That's the best I can come up with and to force a password reset for all accounts. Thanks for all the help.
     
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