Instructions for Recovery Password on Plesk (Windows, Linux)

Recovery Password trên Plesk Panel

During use and administration, the loss of password admin Plesk is entirely possible. To assist administrators in easier and more convenient management. Odin has supported Recovery and Change Password functions admin Plesk on the system (Windows OS, Linux OS) through the Server administrator user (administrator/root). Please refer to the article below.

I. System object

  • Plesk 11.0
  • Plesk 11.5
  • Plesk 12.0
  • Plesk 12.5

II. Recovery Password trên Linux OS

Use the utility ${PRODUCT_ROOT_D}/bin/init_conf to reset admin password access Plesk Panel. Proceed as follows:

  • Log in to the Plesk server with the root user. Type the following command:

# /usr/local/psa/bin/init_conf -u -passwd

-u = –update: update information for user admin

-passwd=password: reset admin password for Plesk


  • Use the utility ${PRODUCT_ROOT_D}/bin/admin to display Plesk’s admin password. Type the following command:

# /usr/local/psa/bin/admin –show-password

III. Recovery Password on Windows OS

To recover the Plesk admin password, we use the utility plesksrvclient.exe.

  • Use Remote Desktop Connection connect to Plesk server and open Command Prompt
  • Move to utility storage plesksrvclient.exe by command cd %plesk_bin%
  • Use the utility plesksrvclient. exe combined with option –set to reset admin password. If using more options true will reset Plesk SQL admin password.
    • Eg : need to reset admin password is plesk@123, we will type plesksrvclient. exe –set plesk@123


Or simply type plesksrvclient. exe and press Enter. A window asking to enter a new admin password for Plesk appears. Select Change Admin Password in Plesk SQL Server if you want to change the password of Plesk SQL as well.


  • Use the utility plesksrvclient.exe combined with option –get to display the password admin is using and copy this password to the Clipboard. Then, a window showing the password will appear.


  • If you want to display the password directly on the Command Prompt window, add –nogui | more.


In addition, it is possible to use the utility init_conf to reset Plesk’s admin password. Proceed as follows:

  • Move to archive folder init_conf.exe by command cd %plesk_cli%
  • Type command init_conf.exe –set-admin-password –passwd or init_conf.exe -p -passwd to reset the admin password for Plesk.


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