How to Change the User Password from Webmin?

Posted on November 5th, 2018

How to Change the User Password from Webmin?

If you’ve forgotten the Webmin master root password on Webmin authentication, you can reset the root password by accessing the system shell by SSH. You can change the Webmin root password with the script called If you have installed Webmin in /usr/local/webmin, you need to change the password of the root user by running the following command:

# /usr/local/webmin/ /etcwebmin root password

By default, when you login to Webmin, it will authenticate the username and password against credentials of the same username in Linux account. Thus, Webmin users share the same password with Linux account and it is always in sync. We can also manually create users with their own username and passwords which are different from system accounts. To change the user password from your Webmin interface, please follow the below-given steps:

1) Login into Webmin interface.

2) Click on the option ‘System’ in the left sidebar of Webmin.

User Password


3) Select the option ‘Change Password’ and you will able to see a screen with all of the users listed.

change password


4) Select the user which you want to change the password from the list.

change password


5) Enter the new password. Here you need to select the following options:

Force user to change password at next login?

Change password in other modules?

After that click on the ‘Change’ button.

change password


6) After completing all these steps, you have successfully changed the password of the selected user and this will display a message like the following.

change password


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


2 Responses to “How to Change the User Password from Webmin?”

  1. Cowboy2013 says:

    cant login to webmin with openflixr credentials. login: openflixr . Tried to change to cowboy2013, but didn’t work and now cant login with any of it.

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