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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:
Change it to:
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.