Change password

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Overview

There are multiple passwords associated with a DreamHost account, such as:

  • Panel login password
  • FTP/SFTP/Shell password
  • Email password
  • Database user password

This wiki covers the basic methods for changing a password for these different types of users.

Changing the panel password

The Panel password is what grants you the ability to log in to your panel and manage your account.

To reset this password:

  1. Open the panel.
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  2. On the top right of the panel, click the Edit Profile button.
    On the next page you’ll see several links at the top:
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  3. Click the ‘Security’ link at the top.
  4. When the Security page opens, update your panel password.

Additional security options

You can also update additional security settings on the (Panel > ‘Billing & Account’ > ‘Security’) page.

This page allow you to:

  • Enable Multifactor Authentication
  • Change your secret question/answer
  • Lock an IP address

Changing the FTP/SFTP/SSH password

  1. Navigate to the (Panel’ > ‘Users’ > ‘Manage Users’) page.
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  2. To the right of the username (under the ‘Actions’ column), click the Edit button.
    The Editing User page opens:
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  3. Enter a new password, and then enter it again.
  4. Click the Save Changes button to update.

Changing the email address password

  1. Navigate to the (Panel > ‘Mail’ > ‘Manage Email’) page.
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  2. Click the Edit button to the right of the email address (under the ‘Actions’ column).
    The Email settings page opens:
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  3. Enter a new password, and then enter it again.
  4. Click the Save Changes button to update.

Changing the Database user password

  1. Navigate to the (Panel > ‘Goodies’ > ‘MySQL Databases’) page.
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    • The database name and its details appears on the left.
    • The username appears to the right of the database name.
  2. Click on the username to open its edit page.
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  3. Click the Show button to reveal the current password.
    • You can also enter a new password and save the modified changes.
Important icon.png Important: Changing the database user password causes connection issues with your site. You must also update the database file (in your FTP account) which also contains this password. For example, with Wordpress this file is named wp-config.php and is located in the site's primary directory.