How to reset Litespeed admin password via SSH

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Litespeed is a great web server which offers drop in replacement of Apache. Litespeed offers a better security and is generally more stable compared to Apache (standalone).  Hence, it is why we utilise Litespeed on a number of our servers.

You may have come across this post as you have forgotten your admin login details for the Litespeed admin web interface.

Just FYI – you can access the Litespeed admin login page by: http://IP-ADDRESS:7080/login.php

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As long as you have root (or the ability to elevate to root) SSH access, resetting the password is simple and will take you less than a minute!

Step 1 – Login to server via SSH.

Ensure you have root access.

Step 2 – Navigate to where Litespeed is installed.

By default, this is generally: /usr/local/lsws/admin/misc

# cd /usr/local/lsws/admin/misc

Step 3 – Change Litespeed password.

You can change the password by running the following command:

# ./

It will prompt you for the default password for the Litespeed web interface.  By default, it is “admin” so you can simply press “enter”.

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Next, it will ask you to enter the new admin password. Please use a secure password.

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Once you enter the new password twice, it will tell you “Administrator’s username/password is updated successfully!”

Step 4 – Test the changes.

Try out the new password.

Step 5 – Leave a comment below or share.

If this helped you, or it does not work, feel free to leave a comment below and don’t forget to share.

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