Password security for single-letter accounts...

Ishware

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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?
 
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cPanelTristan

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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.