How to change cPanel password from command line

How to change cPanel password from command line

1. Login to your server as root via SSH.

2. Execute the following script from the command line.

Replace [username] with the cPanel user name of the domain & [password] with the new password.
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/scripts/chpass [username] [password]
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If you are facing this error, please use the following command and reset.

warn [realchpass] Insecure passing of password on ARGV.
ERROR: /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/realchpass
interface. You can force a password
change through this script by setting
the environment variable
‘ALLOW_PASSWORD_CHANGE=1’.

-=-=-=-
export ALLOW_PASSWORD_CHANGE=1
-=-=-=-

3. Synchronizing the new password with FTP password;

In cPanel/WHM servers, whenever a new account is created in WHM, by default a FTP account is created. The cPanel password and FTP password are synchronized. Use the following command to synchronize the new password with FTP password.

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/scripts/ftpupdate
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