cPanel API 2 Functions - MysqlFE::changedbuserpassword


This function changes a database user's password.


We strongly recommend that you use the following UAPI function instead of this function:

  • Mysql::set_password — This function sets a MySQL® database user's password.



 LiveAPI PHP Class

$cpanel new CPANEL(); // Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
// Changes the password for database user "example_user1"
$change_password $cpanel->api2(
        'dbname' => 'example_database',
        'password' => '12345luggage',

 LiveAPI Perl Module

my $cpliveapi = Cpanel::LiveAPI->new(); # Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
# Changes the password for database user "example_user1"
my $change_pasword $cpliveapi->api2(
        'dbname' => 'example_user1',
        'password' => '12345luggage',

 cPanel Tag System (deprecated)


In cPanel & WHM version 11.30 and later, cPanel tags are deprecated. We strongly recommend that you only use the LiveAPI system to call the cPanel APIs.

cPanel API 2 calls that use cPanel tags vary widely in code syntax and in their output. For more information, read our Deprecated cPanel Tag Usage documentation. Examples are only present in order to help developers move from the old cPanel tag system to our LiveAPI.


 Output (JSON)

  "cpanelresult": {
    "apiversion": 2,
    "func": "changedbuserpassword",
    "data": [
    "event": {
      "result": 1
    "module": "MysqlFE"



Use cPanel's API Shell interface (Home >> Advanced >> API Shell) to directly test cPanel API calls.






 Possible values





 The database username. 

 A valid username





 The new password.

 A valid password. 







Possible values




 A reason for failure.


 This function only returns a reasonvalue if it failed. 

 A string that describes the error.

 This is an error message. 



 Whether the function succeeded.

  • 1 — The function succeeded. 
  • 0 — The function failed.



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