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Zimbra change password command line: Resolved

by | Oct 23, 2021

Want to change Zimbra password command line? We have the perfect solution.

At Bobcares, we come up with solutions for queries like these every day as a part of our Server Management Services.

Let’s find out how our Support Team helped a customer reset their admin password.

All About Zimbra & changing password via command line

Zimbra is a dedicated open-source email management tool. It manages all mailbox content like messages, calendars, attachments, and contacts. Additionally, it offers out-of-the-box functionality with 2-factor authentication as well as email encryption. Furthermore, Zimbra can be easily integrated with third-party security apps. In fact, many of our customers rely on Zimbra as their business email tool.

With the Zimbra administration console being a browser-based user interface, it is easy to use and centrally manage all mailbox accounts as well as Zimbra servers. The administrator user name and password are configured at the time of installation. You can immediately log on to the console as soon as the installation is over.

How to change Zimbra password via command line

Usually, the Zimbra admin password is created when the software is configured during installation. Recently one of our long-term customers wanted to reset their Zimbra admin password.

Our Support Tech resolved this in a breeze as seen below:

  1. First, go to the Accounts toolbar.
  2. Then, select the administrator account and select Change Password.
  3. You can also change the password via the command line with the zmprov setpassword.

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In brief, our Support Engineers demonstrated how to reset the Zimbra admin password via the command line and also through the Zimbra administration console.


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