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This article covers Resetting the Parallels Plesk Panel Administration Password Linux.

This guide is for the following versions of Plesk.


Parallels Small Business Panel 10.x for Linux/Unix


Parallels Plesk Panel 11.x for Linux


Parallels Plesk Panel 10.x for Linux

Parallels Plesk Panel 9.x for Linux/Unix

Parallels Plesk Panel 8.x for Linux/Unix

For PP versions 10.x and above:




Use ${PRODUCT_ROOT_D}/bin/admin utility to prompt the password for user "admin":
Example) /usr/local/psa/bin/admin --show-password

Use ${PRODUCT_ROOT_D}/bin/init_conf to reset the password for user "admin":

Example) /usr/local/psa/bin//init_conf -u -passwd NewPasswordHere

For Plesk Versions up to 9.x:
cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow


authenticates user "admin" by trying to authorize access to the PP database using the password provided.