Reset Your Server Password

  • Last updated on: 2016-07-08
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

An extremely important aspect of managing your server is controlling the (Linux) root or (Windows) Administrator account password. You can always reset it through the Cloud Control Panel.

Note: Changing the server password may also initiate a system reboot. Make sure all your configuration changes on your machine have been saved before resetting your password, or they will not take effect.

  • First Generation Linux servers will reboot after a password change.
  • Next Generation servers do not require or initiate a reboot after a password change.

Reset your server password

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. Click the gear icon next to the server for which you want to change the password.

  3. Under “Manage”, click Change Password.

  4. Enter the new password and click Save Password.

After you enter the new password, your server will reboot and the new password will be set.

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