Change Root Password
Valid for versions 82 through the latest version
Last modified: June 26, 2020
This interface allows you to change the
root user’s password. You do not need to use the old password.
We strongly recommend that you use a secure password. A secure password is not a dictionary word, and it contains the following:
Uppercase and lowercase letters.
How to change your root password
To change the
root user’s password, perform the following steps:
Enter a new password in the New root Password text box. You can also click Generate.
Enter the same password in the Confirm Password text box.
Click Change Password.
A green password Strength meter will show you whether you meet the minimum requirements.
0 indicates a weak password, while
100 indicates a very secure password. You can set the minimum password strength for the
root user with the System/cPanel Accounts setting in WHM’s Password Strength Configuration interface (WHM » Home » Security Center » Password Strength Configuration).