How do I change the Plesk Admin password

1. Log into your Plesk control panel with the current admin password, root login credentials if its a linux server or Administrator login credentials if its a Windows server.

2. On the left hand side under "My Profile" click on "Change Password".
Plesk 12.5 Side bar image

4. Insert the old admin password at the top, then insert the new admin password in the following 2 boxes.
Plesk 12.5 Changing admin password page
5. Click "OK" once all of the forms are filled in.

Normally the Plesk admin password is set during initial setup of the panel, however if you should need to get the Plesk admin password for any reason you can run the following command via SSH as root as long as you have the root credentials to the server.

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

For Windows servers you can open "Run" and then paste the command below to get the current admin password. This will open a dialog box with the current admin password.

"%plesk_bin%\plesksrvclient.exe" -get

Additionally, on most newer Plesk servers you can also log in with the root or Administrator credentials and have the same level of access as the admin user. Should you need the root or Administrator credentials to your server, feel free to contact support and we can assist with either getting you the credentials if what we have on file works for your server or we can help with opening a ticket to have our data center technicians reset the servers password.



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