I believe like most settings, when you change this it will only take effect for “new” virtual servers not existing ones. If you change the password for a virtual server after making the setting change, it may apply the new policy to that virtual server.
Perhaps @Joe can chime in when he has a moment to clarify.
Oh, and you don’t have to re-run the setup wizard to make this change. You can go into
Virtualmin > System Settings > Server Templates > Default Settings
Then navigate to
You’ll see the option there listed under
Store clear text passwords?
Hope this helps, and if my suggestion above works, feel free to clarify here.
*** You’ll know a virtual server is using a “hashed password” if, when you go to “Edit Virtual Server” page you can no longer preview the password under “Configurable Settings > Administration Password” ***
Peter Knowles | TPN Solutions