How to reset ISPConfig admin password
Posted by Rahman A. on 03 October 2022 09:51 AM
1. Get MySQL  Password
First SSH to your server with the root credential, then run the following command:
# cat /usr/local/ispconfig/server/lib/mysql_clientdb.conf
$clientdb_host                  = 'localhost';
$clientdb_user                  = 'root';
$clientdb_password              = 'your_db_password';
2. Next, in the console of your VPS, login to MySQL.
# mysql -h localhost -p dbispconfig
3. Reset ISPConfig admin password
To reset the ISPConfig admin password, run the following MySQL command query and change the password to your own password:
> UPDATE sys_user SET passwort = md5('password') WHERE username = 'admin';
> quit;
You’re done. Keep the new password saved somewhere.
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