How to manage passwords for WebHost Manager accounts
This article describes how to manage passwords for WebHost Manager accounts.
Modifying a password
You can change a customer's password yourself. This may be necessary, for example, if they forget their password and are unable to log in. Alternatively, if the account has been compromised, you should change the password as soon as possible to prevent any further fraudulent logins.
To change a customer's password, follow these steps:
- From the WebHost Manager home screen, click Account Functions, and then click Password Modification.
- Select the account in the Domains or Users list boxes.
- In the Password text box, type the new password.
- In the Password (again) text box, retype the new password.
Alternatively, you can click
and WebHost Manager generates a random, strong password for you.
- To allow the user to change the MySQL password, select the Allow MySQL password change check box.
. The new password takes effect immediately.
Forcing a password change
You can force customers to change their password the next time they log in. To do this, follow these steps:
- From the WebHost Manager home screen, click Account Functions, and then click Force Password Change.
- Locate the account, select the corresponding check box, and then click
- The next time the customer logs in to cPanel, he or she must change the password.
- Managing WHM accounts
After you have created at least one package in WebHost Manager, you can create an account. Learn how to create, modify, and delete accounts here.