How to Restore the 'admin' password

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How to Restore the 'admin' password

L5 Sessionator

update ver 1.1.9 added a CLI option to restore the password for the WebUI account  - 'admin'


If you need to restore the password to the default password of 'paloalto' the CLI syntax is shown below:



expedition@Expedition:/var/www/html$ php /home/userSpace/utils/restore/restoreAdmin.php


✓ Connected successfully to the database

✓ Admin user found

✓ Admin password restored to:    'paloalto'




L1 Bithead

Hi Sjanita,


I can't use this command to restrore my admin password. Please see below the results when I tried to run the command in expedition:

It doesn't seem that I have utils directory.


expedition@ubuntu1604:/var/www/html$ sudo php /home/userSpace/utils/restore/restoreAdmin.php
Could not open input file: /home/userSpace/utils/restore/restoreAdmin.php

expedition@ubuntu1604:/var/www/html$ cd /home/userSpace/
expedition@ubuntu1604:/home/userSpace$ ls -la
total 36
drwxr-xr-x 3 www-data www-data 4096 Jan 18 04:33 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Jan 18 04:03 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 www-data www-data 82 Jan 18 04:32 environmentParameters.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www-data www-data 894 Jan 18 04:32 panReadOrders.log
drwxrw-rw- 3 www-data www-data 4096 Jan 18 04:33 projects
-rw-r--r-- 1 www-data www-data 70 Jan 18 04:32 .signatureMAC
-rw-r--r-- 1 www-data www-data 101 Jan 18 04:33 tempEnvironmentParameters.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 654 Jan 18 04:09 userDefinitions.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 www-data www-data 36 Jan 18 04:09 .uuid5



I see you do not have the utils folder. Could I ask which version of Expedition are you currently running?

L0 Member



Looks like the file has moved. Here is the new location :


Aswell the login might be admin instead of expedition


expedition:~$ php /var/www/html/OS/startup/restore/restoreAdmin.php

✓	Connected successfully to the database
✓	Admin user found
✓	Admin password restored to:    'paloalto'




Yes that is correct and you could always locate the file with the "sudo find" command

When I run above command I get following error, am I missing anything?

PHP Warning: mysqli::__construct(): (HY000/2002): No such file or directory in /var/www/html/OS/startup/restore/restoreAdmin.php on line 81
Connection failed: No such file or directory

Try to switch to Root account using $su , then you should be able  to see the file. 

L1 Bithead

Hi there,
I followed the commands and it shows the correct restoration, however credentials not working in the GUI:

expedition@expedition1:~$ sudo php /var/www/html/OS/startup/restore/restoreAdmin.php

✓       Connected successfully to the database
✓       Admin user found
✓       Admin password restored to:    'paloalto'



I tried using admin/paloalto as default credentials but is not working.

I also have powered-off/on with no luck.
Expedition version: 1.2.39
Any suggestions?



Which version of ubuntu you are running ?  Expedition newer version only runs on ubuntu 20.x please follow the installation guide below:


My Ubuntu is running 20.04 LTS


I have found the following error:


Aug 30 21:32:41 expedition1 /etc/mysql/debian-start[1346]: Looking for 'mysql' as: /usr/bin/mysql
Aug 30 21:32:41 expedition1 /etc/mysql/debian-start[1346]: Reading datadir from the MariaDB server failed. Got the follow>
Aug 30 21:32:41 expedition1 /etc/mysql/debian-start[1346]: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' >
Aug 30 21:32:41 expedition1 /etc/mysql/debian-start[1346]: FATAL ERROR: Upgrade failed


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