How to find the Direct Admin(DA) admin’s password – command line option

It is very simple, if you have an option to login to the server as root user.
In a direct admin server, the Admin details are saved in a file ‘/usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt’. That’s why, we can find-out the login credentials simply from the command line. Here I am using the “grep” command to find the admin password from ‘/usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt‘

Usage:

Step 1 : Login to server as root user.
Step 2 : Execute the following command;

grep adminpass /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt

Example:

[email protected]:~# grep adminpass /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt
adminpass=OMLjpzVBrrR

Done..! You may use the cat command to find all information from the setup file.

Example:

[email protected]:~# cat /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt
hostname=your.host.name.com
[email protected]
mysql=B8fcQfsfsfiHD
mysqluser=dafsf_admin
adminname=admin
adminpass=OMLjpzVBrrR
ns1=ns1.nameserver.com
ns2=ns2.nameserver.com
ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
netmask=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  Mask
uid=2656
lid=1635
services=services_esfg50.tar.gz

That’s it 🙂 🙂

 

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4 thoughts on “How to find the Direct Admin(DA) admin’s password – command line option

  1. hey how to write the code /grep adminpass /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt

    i mean starting /grep….or ~#grep……

  2. If I run kali linux as a bootable usb can I use thise code to discover windows of the pc password?If I don’t any ways to find out ?

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