Originally Posted by brosch
ISPConfig was installed several months ago. The person who installed it & who also changed the passwords has left. The password that he supposedly changed it to did not work, nor did the several passwords that he thought it might have been changed to.
In effect, we have a running system that we cannot access at the admin level (with respect to ISPConfig).
Is there any way to reset the admin password back to it's default? We do have root access on the actual server.
using the thread that Edge mentioned, you can use the MySQL CLI monitor to update it as followed
# mysql db_ispconfig -p
Enter password: <type in the root password>
UPDATE sys_user SET passwort = md5('myNewPassword') WHERE username = 'admin';
Obviously change myNewPassword to what you want the password to be. You can get the password as mysql user by doing the following:
grep db_user ~admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/config.inc.php ; grep db_password ~admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/config.inc.php ; grep db_dbname ~admispconfig/ispconfig/lib/config.inc.php
That should get you the info to into the DB and allow you to do the update. If the third line is not set to db_ispconfig then substitute the setting that is shown in the grep statements.