DirectAdmin Password Reset or Recover Options

By on January 5th, 2017

Password Reset From The DirectAdmin Panel

You can reset the password from your DirectAdmin panel. Please follow the steps given below.

1) Log in to your DirectAdmin panel.

2) Click on the icon ‘Password’ from the list.

Password Reset


3) Enter the current password and new password in the prompted space and click on the ‘Submit’ button.

Password Reset


Recover DirectAdmin Current Password

You can recover the DirectAdmin password by checking the DirectAdmin installation log. The installation log will display the password which was set during the installation time. For this, please follow the below given steps.


1) Log in to the server via ssh.

$ ssh root@ServerIP

Enter the password when prompted.


2) Run the following command.

$ cat /var/log/directadmin/install.log | grep Admin

Sample Output:

Admin user created

Admin username: admin

Admin password: S1vhutnd54K

Admin email:

Then enter your Admin username and password when prompted.

Thank you for using DirectAdmin. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

You will get the DirectAdmin password from the above given output.


Change DirectAdmin Password From Command Line.

You can change the current DirectAdmin password to new one from command line. It can be done by executing the following command.

$ passwd admin

changing password for user admin.

New password:

Retype new password:

passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

Your DirectAdmin password has been successfully changed and you can log in to your DirectAdmin panel with your newly created admin password.


If you need any further assistance please contact our support department.



One Response to “DirectAdmin Password Reset or Recover Options”

  1. Thomas Ranker says:

    I have a DA box that I tried doing the password reset at least dozen times and it never lets me in the web portal on :2222. I don’t understand this fatal flaw it it is actually tied to a unix account on the server.

    Well, I will attempt some other methods, but any advice would be great.

    Thomas Ranker

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