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How to Change Password and Admin URL on Magento 2 Admin Panel

Jul 4, 2018

1309 Andrey Litvin

How to Change Password and Admin URL on Magento 2 Admin Panel

In this Magento 2 tutorial, we will learn how to change your Admin password and Admin URL on Magento 2 Admin panel. This is really simple to do, so let’s jump right in.

Changing the Admin password

Open your Admin page and navigate to the admin drop-down menu in the top right corner. Click on it and select Account Settings (admin).

Change password on admin page

Here you will see the account configuration page:

Changing password on the Admin panel

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Now do the following steps in the order as shown on the screenshot:

  • type a new password;
  • confirm the password;
  • type the old password that you want to change;
  • click on Save Account to apply the changes.

Done. Now you have changed the Magento password on your Admin panel.

Changing the Admin URL

To customize your Admin URL, go to Stores ➜ Settings ➜ Configuration. Then expand the Advanced tab and select Admin.

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Changing admin url

Here you will find the Admin Base URL tab. Expand it, and remove the check mark from the Use system value section in the Use Custom Admin Path field.

Changing admin url 2


After that expand the Use Custom Admin Path drop-down menu and click on “Yes”. Then you will have to uncheck the Use system value section in the Custom Admin Path field. Finally, you can type your custom URL into that section.

Changing admin url 3


Remember to click on Save Config when you are done.

Hope this was clear and useful. Leave your questions and suggestions in the comment section below and I will get in touch as soon as possible.

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  1. Hi, Syed

    Thank you for your comment. This particular post is devoted to changing Admin URL and Password on the Admin panel. The methods you mentioned are great, we will consider them for a separate article.

  2. Changing the admin URL and password of Magento store is necessary to make it secure. There are also two more methods for changing Admin URL and Password:

    1. Using Command Line
    2. By editing env.php

    I think your post will become more valuable if you will add these above methods to your tutorial else it looks great post, Thanks.

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