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How to Reset the Admin User Password for NextCloud

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps required to recover/reset Admin User Password for NextCloud

Method 1: Use the password reset link on the login screen.

The reset link will only appear after a failed login attempt and works only if you have entered your email address on your Personal page in the Nextcloud Web interface so that the Nextcloud server can email a reset link to you.

Method 2:  Using the occ command.

Step 1: Log in to shell access using cPanel >> terminal for the account

Step 2: Locate the path for ‘occ’ file and make the file execution permission

             chmod 755 occ 
             chmod +x occ

Step 3: List user for NextCloud

             ./occ user:list

Step 4: Reset the user password

./occ user:resetpassword USERNAME
Change the “USERNAME” with the corresponding user for which you want to reset the password

: ./occ user:resetpassword admin

Enter a new password:
Confirm the new password:
Successfully reset the password for the admin


Congratulations! You have learned how to reset Admin User Password for NextCloud.

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