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How to get or reset password for "admin" account in Parallels Plesk Panel

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Plesk for Linux/Unix

Symptoms

The password for the "admin" user in Parallels Plesk Panel (Plesk) has been lost.

Resolution

For Plesk versions 10.x and above:

Use the ${PRODUCT_ROOT_D}/bin/admin utility to prompt the password for user "admin":

# /usr/local/psa/bin/admin --show-password

Use ${PRODUCT_ROOT_D}/bin/init_conf to reset the password for the "admin" user:

# /usr/local/psa/bin/init_conf -u -passwd <new_password>

If the init_conf utility cannot connect to the Plesk database, follow the steps from this article:

#112492 "Cannot log into Plesk Panel due to incorrect admin password" to reset Parallels Plesk Panel database password.

For Plesk versions up to 9.x:

The Plesk admin password is stored in a hidden file on the server. Use this command to get it:

# cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow

This authenticates the "admin" user by trying to authorize access to the Plesk database using the password provided.

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