How to change cPanel password from command line

cpanel logoIf you do not have access to WHM then the cPanel password for a particular account can be updated from shell.

The following steps should help you to change  / reset / update cPanel password of particular account from shell




1) Access the server as a root user through SSH

2) Execute following command

# /scripts/chpass username password


username : cPanel account username

password : new password you wish to set

Note: password should not contain special characters

3) Synchronize the new password with the default FTP user

# /scripts/ftpupdate

 If any feedback, queries are always welcome!

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