How can I reset my admin password on my Plesk Linux server?

This can be accomplished with the ch_admin_passwd binary.

[[email protected] root]# cd /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/

[[email protected] bin]# ./ch_admin_passwd --help

./ch_admin_passwd: Utility to set Plesk adminstrator's password

Gets password from the environment variable PSA_PASSWORD

Password should be from 5 to 16 symbols and should not contain login name,

whitespace, quotes or national characters

Usage: ./ch_admin_passwd

  -h, --help

        display this help and exit

We must export the variable before running the binary. We will unset the variable when we are done.

[[email protected] bin]# export PSA_PASSWORD='newpass'

[[email protected] bin]# echo $PSA_PASSWORD


[[email protected] bin]# ./ch_admin_passwd

[[email protected] bin]# export PSA_PASSWORD=

[[email protected] bin]# cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow


[[email protected] bin]#

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