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HowTo :: change DA default username "admin"

The default username to access DirectAdmin control panel is admin. If you wish to change the username admin to something else, SSH to the server and do the following:

Using your favorite Linux editor such as pico or vi, edit the server’s shell configuration file:

Find the directive:

AllowUsers admin

Change it to:

AllowUsers NEW_USER

Save and exit. Restart the SSH service:

Edit the DirectAdmin list of allowed admins file:

Change the directive with the admin username to the NEW_USER for the admin account. Save the file and exit.

We strongly suggest you run another SSH windows to make sure you can login successfully using the NEW_USER before closing your current/active SSH session.

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