Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to retrieve Plesk admin password on Windows


Parallels Plesk Panel 11.x for Windows
Parallels Plesk Panel 10.x for Windows
Parallels Plesk Panel 9.x for Windows
Parallels Plesk Panel 8.x for Windows

You can set up a new password by running the following command:
"%plesk_bin%plesksrvclient" -set true

You can also retrieve the current password by running this utility with:
"%plesk_bin%plesksrvclient" -get

To retrieve the password in the command line, you can use -nogui option:
"%plesk_bin%plesksrvclient" -get -nogui > plesk_password.txt

Automatic login using SSH credentials in Ubuntu.

Download first an installer called “expect”.
apt-get install expect

Create your own shell script. Below is an example on how you can connect to the ssh server automatically.

#!/usr/bin/expect -f
# Expect script to supply root/admin password for remote ssh server
# and execute command.
# This script needs three argument to(s) connect to remote server:
# password = Password of remote UNIX server, for root user.
# ipaddr = IP Addreess of remote UNIX server, no hostname
# scriptname = Path to remote script which will execute on remote server
# For example:
#  ./sshlogin.exp password who
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Copyright (c) 2004 nixCraft project <>
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit for more information.
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------
# set Variables
set password mypassword
set ipaddr
set timeout -1
# now connect to remote UNIX box (ipaddr) with given script to execute
spawn ssh choi@$ipaddr -p2002 -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o GSSAPIAuthentication=no
match_max 100000
# Look for passwod prompt
expect "*?assword:*"
# Send password aka $password
send "$passwordr"

Execute your shell script.