How to reset Parallels Plesk admin password on Linux

If you have existing password for your admin account, you can reset your Parallels Plesk admin password from your control panel.

However in case if you have list your Parallels Plesk admin password, you will have to follow the below steps to reset your admin passwrord. The following steps are applicable to Plesk versions 10.x and above.

There is an utility available to prompt admin password. Execute the following command via SSH:

# /usr/local/psa/bin/admin –show-password

Use ${PRODUCT_ROOT_D}/bin/init_conf to reset the password for the “admin” user:

# /usr/local/psa/bin/init_conf -u -passwd <new_password>

If there is any issue to connect to Plesk database, init_conf will not be able to connect to the database and in that event, you have to first fix the database connection issue.

If you are using Windows Plesk and if you want to retrieve admin password, please refer How to reset Parallels Plesk admin password on Windows.

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