how to change directadmin admin password via ssh

Direct admin is one of the most commonly using control panel in web hosting industry. In this control panel we can set different passwords for SSH root and control panel Admin.

How can I access my direct admin control panel?

URL : http://IP Address:2222/
User name : admin
Password : password

how to change directadmin admin password via ssh ?
If you forgot the control panel’s admin password, it is easy to recover from server via SSH.
Step 1: Login to server via SSH;
Step 2: There is a file ‘/usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt‘ which containing the control panels details. Just view that file to get your control panel’s admin credential.

[root@server]# cat /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt
adminpass=puMGGv5N  Mask

You can simply edit the line ‘adminpass=’ to change the admin password. Try it.

Arunlal Ashok

DevOps (Server & Cloud infrastructure) Engineer. I'm dealing Linux servers since 2012. I started this blog to share and discuss my ideas. Always happy for an open discussion! Write to arun (@) crybit (dot) com

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1 Response

  1. RIjo says:

    Thanks. It worked.

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