how to change directadmin admin password via ssh

Direct admin is one of the most generally using control panel in web web hosting service industry. In this panel we can set different security passwords for SSH root and control panel Admin.

First of all access your direct admin control panel.

URL : http://IP Address:2222/
User name : admin
Password : password

If you forgot your direct admin control panel’s password, it is easy to recover from server via SSH.

Step 1: Login to server via SSH;
Step 2: There is a file ‘/usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt‘ which containing the control panels details. Just view that file to get your control panel’s admin credential.

[root@server]# cat /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/setup.txt
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adminpass=puMGGv5N  Mask

You can simply edit the line ‘adminpass=’ to change the admin password and save it.