Valid for versions 82 through the latest version
Last modified: February 10, 2021
This interface allows you to change the passwords for your reseller and cPanel accounts. Administrators can set a new password without the original password. This becomes useful when users lose, forget, or compromise their password.
You cannot retrieve passwords. If a user loses or forgets a password, you must create a new password.
cPanel users can reset their account password in cPanel’s Password and Security interface (cPanel >> Home >> Preferences >> Password and Security)
To change an account’s password, perform the following steps:
- Select the account for which to change the password.
- Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.
Important:Use a secure password. A secure password is not a dictionary word, and it contains uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Select Synchronize MySQL password to use the same password for both MySQL® and the cPanel account.
Note:This option only appears if the the
.my.cnffile exists in the
USERNAMErepresents the account’s username.
- Select Enable Digest Authentication to enable digest authentication support. This option allows you to access Web Disk through a clear text connection or an unencrypted connection. Users who run Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8, and who do not possess an SSL certificate signed by a recognized certificate authority require this support.
- Click Change Password.