The passwords are case sensitive; at times the users may forget them and be in a bad situation. Here is the process for resetting the Plesk root password by using shell and command prompt.
Reset Plesk root password through Shell: Plesk Linux
[[email protected] root]# cd /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/
[[email protected] bin]# ./ch_admin_passwd —help
./ch_admin_passwd: Utility for setting the Plesk administrator’s password
Fetches password from the environment variable PSA_PASSWORD
Password must be ranging from 5 to 16 symbols and it should not contain login name, whitespace, quotes or national characters
[[email protected] bin]# export PSA_PASSWORD=’newpass’
[[email protected] bin]# echo $PSA_PASSWORD
[[email protected] bin]# ./ch_admin_passwd
[[email protected] bin]# export PSA_PASSWORD=
[[email protected] bin]# cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow
[[email protected] bin]#
Reset Plesk Admin Password through Command Prompt: Plesk Windows
Plesk Windows Root Password can also be retrieved and reset with the help of the plesksrvclient binary that is situated in the %plesk_bin% directory.
Open the Windows Command Prompt and type the following command and hit enter:
It will go to the directory where the Plesk Bin folder is situated
For getting the existing root password, enter the following command:
It will display the existing password through a popup window. If you would like to copy it on the clipboard, click on the OK button.
In order to set a new password, enter the command mentioned above without “-get”
It will allow you to add a new desired password for your Plesk Admin account.