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09-13-2013, 06:37 PM
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This demo assumes you've already logged in to WebHost Manager (WHM).



Now let's learn how to change our WHM (or main) password.


1) Click account functions.





2) Click the password modification link.





Remember that the WHM password is the same as the cPanel password for your main account.


In this tutorial, our main account is mybiz123.info so let's go ahead and change it's password.





3) Enter a new password here.





4) Click the change password button.





That's it! We've successfully changed our main password that's used to login to WHM and cPanel for mybiz123.info.


Now let's go try and do something else in WHM.


5) Click list accounts.





Since we've just changed the WHM password, we are required to login again before being able to do anything else in WHM.





6) Login with the new password here.





We're now logged back in to WHM.





This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change your WHM password. Remember to keep your password in a safe place. Although you can change the password for any account in WHM, you cannnot retrieve a lost WHM password. If you lose it, you'll have to contact your reseller plan provider to have it reset or changed.
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08-13-2020, 09:26 AM
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Hey,
I am not here to interrupt this old post, but i just want to add some details about changing password of WHM with SSH.
If you want to change password with SSH then you can follow these steps.
But you can only do this if you are admin.

For that first you have to install putty to access your server then you can follow below steps:
1. You have to enter your server details first:
Hostname: server IP
Port: server port number
2. Click 'Open' and you will be prompted to enter a username in the terminal window. Since this is root, type 'root' and press 'Enter.'
3. Type your current root password and press 'Enter.' NOTE: You will not see any cursor movement or screen interaction while typing the password.
4. At the command prompt, type 'passwd' and hit 'Enter.' You should then see the message: 'Changing password for user root.'
5. Enter the new password when prompted and re-enter it at the prompt 'Retype new password.'
6. Type 'exit' to leave the terminal.
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