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Password security for single-letter accounts...

Discussion in 'Security' started by Ishware, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Ishware

    Ishware Well-Known Member

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    [solved] Password security for single-letter accounts...

    So I have an account on my server for which the username is a single letter. When I attempt to assign the password I want to for that account from WHM, I can't - because the password can't contain the username....

    Okay, that's normally fine, but.... it's a single letter.

    Is there some setting I've missed where I could temporarily disable that security, assign my desired password, then re-enable it?
     
    #1 Ishware, Jan 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    You could always try setting the password via root SSH instead, although you'd have to set the MySQL password there as well:

    Code:
    /scripts/chpass username newpassword
    /scripts/mysqlpasswd username newpassword
    The /scripts/chpass script changes both the cPanel password and the FTP user's password. Replace username with the cPanel username and newpassword with the new password.
     
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  3. Ishware

    Ishware Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhh, this is good to know about anyway since it seems about half the time I have a root SSH open anyway...

    Awesome, thank you! :)
     
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