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For cPanel & WHM version 11.52

(Home >> Preferences >> Change Password)

Overview

This interface allows you to change your cPanel account’s main password.

Important:

To change your password, you must know your original password. If you do not remember your password, contact your hosting provider.

Change password

Important:

Use a secure password. A secure password is not a dictionary word, and it contains uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

To change your password, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the original password in the Old Password text box.
  2. Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes.

    Notes:

    • The system grades the password that you enter on a scale of 100 points. 0 indicates a weak password, while 100 indicates a very secure password.
    • Some web hosts require a minimum password strength. A green password Strength meter indicates that the password is equal to or greater than the required password strength.
    • Click Password Generator to generate a strong password. For more information, read our Password Generator documentation.
  3. Select the Synchronize MySQL password checkbox if you wish to use the same password for both your main MySQL® account and cPanel account.

    Note:

    This option is only available if the .my.cnf file is present in the user's home directory.

  4. Select the Enable Digest Authentication checkbox to enable Digest Authentication support.

    Notes:

    • This option allows you to access your Web Disk through a clear text connection or an unencrypted connection.
    • If you use Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8 and you do not have an SSL certificate that a recognized certificate authority signed, you must enable Digest Authentication.
  5. Click Change Password to save the new password.

Note:

If you use this feature to change your password, your main FTP account password and system email address password will also change.