Change Database User Password

Valid for versions 120 through the latest version



Last modified: June 13, 2024


This interface allows you to change a database user’s password. Because this feature does not require the old password, it is useful if a user forgets a password or attackers compromise the account.


In cPanel & WHM version 118 and earlier, we titled this interface Change MySQL User Password and its section in the WHM interface SQL Services.

Change password

To change a password, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the user from the Database User menu.

  2. Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.

    • The system evaluates the password that you enter on a scale of 100 points. 0 indicates a weak password, while 100 indicates a very secure password.

    • Some web hosts require a minimum password strength. A green password Strength meter indicates that the password is equal to or greater than the required password strength.

    • Click Password Generator to generate a strong password. For more information, read our Password & Security documentation.

  3. Click Change Password.

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