i have installed phpMyAdmin becouse I don't like the limitation of db management of Plesk, but I can't find the root password to access in it. I read that Plesk rename "root" user in "admin", but I can't find the password. Where is it?
Is it possible to change to root password to a VPS from inside HyperVM? I currently have 4 VPS's setup and I need to change the password for one of the VPses. Can I do this from inside HyperVM without having to go to SSH?
When you click on "Forgot your password?" in Plesk for Linux 11, you'll get an email like this: Dear <firstname>Your password could not be sent because it is stored in the encrypted form.To set up a new password, please follow the link: <link to reset password>
How can I change that? It's a bit sparse and it doesn't even include a email signature with the company name.
i am relatively new to Plesk, i ordered a vserver with Plesk a couple of months ago and spend a lot of time setting everything up and developing several new websites. I am used to developping new websites on a hidden adress (sth like domain.com/dev/ instead of the top level) and then switch the document root to point to the hidden directory when all is done. This practice has served me and my clients well for the last 10 years.
Using the Plesk features like built-in applications seemed like a good idea at the time but wanting to switch the new websites live i have now found out that Plesk won't let me do this since..It is impossible to change document root because there are web applications installed on this website.
I had read somewhere on the interweb that the v12 would let me do this so i just spent the better part of today updating to v12 .. but alas no luck, the limitation is still there. Is there a way to remove this limitation ?
So, the thing is that I have Parallels Plesk 12 installed on my server running on Ubuntu 14.04. The webmail we are using is roundcube and it has a plugin that allows users to change their passwords. Theoretically the plugin connects to psa database using poppassd. Aaand it almost works, because when you try to change the password and you enter the current password it detects it as good, but it tries to apply the new password it fails.I found this info but it didn't worked for me: URL....
On the other hand, when I open the "Filters" tab i get an "Unable to connect to sieve server".
today i changed the password for the admin panel for a customer (username eg. mylogin). 10 minutes later he called me and said that he cannot get into his emailaccount anymore. Checked the password and saw that the emailpassword for his emailaddress (eg. firstname.lastname@example.org) is now the same from the admin panel login. So i changed the emailpassword and checked the admin panel login - it now has the emailpassword. What a mess.. I'm running Plesk Panel 11.5.30 MU47.
we have identified a number of customers with weak passwords - we wish to send them an email and then wait 1 hour - then change their passwords to the new password we have identified - due to them being across multiple domains, we don't want to do this via the PPA web gui - it would take quite a long time.
What is/are the commands for changing mailbox password for SMTP/IMAP/POP3??
i.e., is there a PPA command for changing both sides of send/receive?
I have a client on a dedicated IP, today we needed to downgrade the web hosting plan. As the web hosting plan puts users on a default shared IP, this plan change also changed the dedicated IP to the shared one causing some propagation issues for a small period of time.
I have contacted WHMCS about this asking if they had a way of changing the clients plan but keeping the IP address intact as this could lead to some very undesirable outcomes. They explained that it is not their fault and to contact Parallels.
I know I can change the plan directly in Plesk however by initiating the plan change via WHMCS, everything is automated.
I'm still trying to figure this one out. I got an email last night about 10:30pm that a weird IP had logged with root. I thought it was a guy that helps with tech things but I ran the IP... it came back from Korea and I knew I was in trouble. I immediately logged into WHM and changed the root password then sent the server down for a reboot. He was only in there for about 3 minutes before I nailed him. I've banned the IP from the server and have been watching it for nearly 12 hours now and they haven't came back yet.
Now comes the task of trying to figure out how he got the password. This is mind boggling to me. He knew the password, like someone gave it to him... there were no incorrect guesses or brute force. The password was a series of random letters, both upper and lower case. Is it possible he got it through getting to /etc/passwd via a PHP script? I have open basedir restrictions in place, can they get around that? I noticed at the time he logged in there were several IPs trying to exploit PHP scripts on my server, you know, setting the parameters to txt files but I assumed with shell functions disabled (except exec) and with open basedir this wouldn't be possible. Is there a hole in cpanel / PHP / kernel recently I may have missed?
Code: #%PAM-1.0 auth sufficient /lib/security/$ISA/pam_rootok.so # Uncomment the following line to implicitly trust users in the "wheel" group. #auth sufficient /lib/security/$ISA/pam_wheel.so trust use_uid # Uncomment the following line to require a user to be in the "wheel" group. #auth required /lib/security/$ISA/pam_wheel.so use_uid auth required /lib/security/$ISA/pam_stack.so service=system-auth account required /lib/security/$ISA/pam_stack.so service=system-auth password required /lib/security/$ISA/pam_stack.so service=system-auth # pam_selinux.so close must be first session rule session required /lib/security/$ISA/pam_selinux.so close session required /lib/security/$ISA/pam_stack.so service=system-auth # pam_selinux.so open and pam_xauth must be last two session rules session required /lib/security/$ISA/pam_selinux.so open session optional /lib/security/$ISA/pam_xauth.so id
I have VPS's with two companies that have managed/semi-managed support (depending on how you define it) and rely on them for a fair amount.
Whenever submitting a support request, I have to submit my root and cPanel passwords. Do people in my situation leave their root password as they would normally and just changing it however often they would if it wasn't given to support? Or, do you change your root/cpanel passwords before making a support request, and then change it back after the ticket is closed?
No offense intended to either of the VPS companies or their personell (that monitor WHT), both have been great. But, the reality is that I take it everyone at the company that has access to submitted tickets now have access to the root password, and since as a customer, I don't know when there has been employee turnover, that seems a security risk.
So, I am curious how others handle this. Not really sure if this belongs here or in the VPS forum, but since it could apply to any type of server/hosting account, I figured it belonged here.
How would I go about enabling the root user on a FreeBSD 6.1 system? I've got a dedicated colocated server (hardware, not virtual) and I can't for the life of me do anything with root. I can't "su", I can't "sudo", and I can't "passwd root". I've tried different shells, etc, but nothing works. I am the server admin, but I'm doing it remotely and I just can't figure this out. I know it's not, but I'm going to ask it for the sake of it being out there anyway: Is it possible that the server lacks a root user and that I'm unable to create one?
I have recently leased Kayako support suite and I have not been able to get email piping to work. They have asked several times for the root password of my dedicated server and I have denied it. They now tell me they cannot help me if I do not provide them with the password. I find this very ridiculous since I know it is not safe to give that password. Is it advisable to give them the password and then change it after they get kayako working? What risks would I be going through?