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Reset WHM password from command line

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by skbergam, Feb 2, 2017.

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  1. skbergam

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    I recently "inherited" a server at my new job. The previous guy didn't leave the password for WHM/cPanel. It's hosted on Rackspace so I can set the "root" password myself, but it doesn't seem to work from the CPanel login page. So I have a couple "noob" questions:

    1. Is the root password supposed to work for WHM login?
    2. Is the root password supposed to work for cPanel login?
    3. If not 1 and 2, how can I change the WHM/cPanel passwords?
     
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    UPDATE: It looks like the new root password is working to login to WHM (at <servername>:2087) but not cPanel (at <servername>:2083). I don't how to get into cPanel.
     
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    Figured it out (I think). I just need to go to List Accounts > and select the cpanel option next to the server I wanted. I'm still not sure what the password is, but I guess WHM knows it and I'm able to log in that way to cPanel without having to enter it.
     
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    Hello,

    Passwords aren't stored in plaintext, but you can change account passwords from Web Host Manager:

    Password Modification - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    You may also find this thread helpful:

    SOLVED - cPanel client can see all other users

    Thank you.
     
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