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How to change your password

This guide is focused around deployed servers with DirectAdmin's new skin "Evolution"

In this guide you will see methods to change the password across all three levels of DirectAdmin.

These levels are as follows:

  1. Admin
  2. Reseller
  3. User

We hope this guide helps with this process.

As always, if you ever require assistance – please reach out to us.


Resetting admin password

To reset the password as the admin account; you'll want to login to the DirectAdmin server with the user credentials.

Once logged in, you'll want to click the tab arrow beside the username and click "Password"

This will take you to the password page where you can specify the following:

  • Current Password
  • New Password
  • Affected services for it to change

You will always want to change it for all involved services for the account since this is the admin account:

Alternatively, you can reset this password via SSH.

Login as the root via SSH to your VPS, then perform the following command:

passwd admin

You can learn more about choosing strong passwords here.

Resetting user password via Admin

To change the password you'll want to change your "Access" level – you do this by utilizing the drop down at the top and changing it from "Admin" to "Reseller".

Once you're set to "Reseller" – you'll want to go to "List Users"

Evolution - Default:


Evolution - Icon:


Within this screen, you can see your current users.

You'll want to click "Change a users password" indicated by the red arrow; click it.


You'll want to specify a user – in our example we used khtest and set a strong password (not that you can see it 8-)).

Click "Save" and the password will be changed; no further prompt is provided.

Test your credentials afterwards to ensure that they are working properly.

Resetting password via user

To reset the password as a user account, you'll want to login to the DirectAdmin server with the user credentials.

Once in, you'll want to click the "tab arrow" beside the username and click "Password"


This will take you to the password page where you can specify the following:

  • Current Password
  • New Password
  • Affected services for it to change

You typically will always want to change it for all involved services for the account.

We hope this guide helps with the resetting password process.

control-panels/directadmin/how-to-change-password.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/17 13:32 by Derrick B.