How to retrieve/change Plesk admin password on Windows

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2016-11-16 13:20:28 UTC

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2017-04-26 12:41:27 UTC

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How to retrieve/change Plesk admin password on Windows

Applicable to:

  • Plesk for Windows
  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk Onyx for Linux

Resolution

Additionally to the the password reminder option available on the Plesk login screen, you can use the plesksrvclient.exe utility to set up a new password or retrieve an existing one.

  1. To change admin's password with dialog window execute %plesk_bin%\\plesksrvclient.exe from File Explorer.

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  2. Also, it is possible to change and retrieve admin's password by Command Line Interface:

  3. To set up a new password use the following command:

    "%plesk_bin%\\plesksrvclient" -set <new_password>

  4. To retrieve the current password use the following command:

    "%plesk_bin%\\plesksrvclient" -get

  5. To forward admin's password to a file, use the "-nogui" option:

    "%plesk_bin%\\plesksrvclient" -get -nogui > plesk_password.txt

    Plesk password wil lbe written to plesk_password.txt file.

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