Force Password Change

Valid for versions 94 through the latest version




Last modified: January 11, 2021


This feature allows you to force users to change their passwords. After you use this feature, the system prompts cPanel users to change their passwords the next time that they log in to cPanel. The system will not allow them to access to the full functionality of the cPanel interface until they change their password.


For distributed cPanel accounts, forcing a password change for the account on a parent node uses the parent node’s password strength settings. If you perform this action on a child node, it will use the child node’s password strength settings.

Force change

To force specific users to change their passwords, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the Forced? checkboxes that correspond to the desired cPanel users.
    • Select as many cPanel users as you wish.
    • Use the buttons at the top of the interface to select or deselect all of your cPanel users.
  2. Click Submit.

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