- Plesk for Linux
A password of the Plesk "admin" user is lost.
How to get/reset it?
Connect to a Plesk server via SSH and use the instructions below.
Note: The commands presented below to change the admin user password, do also change the password for MySQL "admin" user. To restore the password for MySQL "admin" user, visit this KB article.
Logging in to Plesk without the password
Use a one-time login link to log in to Plesk without a password. To generate a one-time login link:
Run the following command to generate two links: One - to access Plesk by its hostname, another - by server IP address:
# plesk login
Note: If a server hostname is not resolvable from the Internet, hostname link will not be generated.
Copy one of the generated links and open it in a web-browser.
Resetting the password
Run the command below replacing ***** with your new password and keeping ' ' on the sides:
# plesk bin admin --set-admin-password -passwd '*****'