Article ID: 6155, created on Mar 16, 2009, last review on Jun 10, 2015

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux


Plesk 9.0 and Plesk Sitebuilder 4.5 for Windows are installed on the same server.

I was reviewing Sitebuilder Log when I saw the event:

    SBResetPassword.exe admin PASSWORD -createadmin. 

Where PASSWORD is password of Sitebuilder user admin.

I do not want to see the password in plain text. We need to protect credentials against onlookers! How to hide the notification?


The record SBResetPassword.exe admin PASSWORD -createadmin in logs means that Sitebuilder admin password was reset. The utility was called by Plesk when enabled Plesk Sitebuilder.


This security issue is a known. It will be fixed in future update of Plesk Sitebuilder.

To resolve the problem now and avoid the notification in the log you may disable logging of utility SBResetPassword.exe.

Before reconfiguration backup file:


Open the file with editor and comment this record in it

"appender-ref ref="DBlog"

Where [sitebuilder\_base\_dir] is base directory, where Plesk Sitebuilder is installed to.


     < xml version="1.0"? >  
     < !--
             Note: As an alternative to hand editing this file you can use the
             web admin tool to configure settings for your application. Use
             the Website- >Asp.Net Configuration option in Visual Studio.
             A full list of settings and comments can be found in
             machine.config.comments usually located in
     < configuration xmlns="" >
             < configSections >;
                     < section name="log4net"
     type="log4net.Config.Log4NetConfigurationSectionHandler, log4net"/ >
                     < section name="siteRepository"
     Repository.Site"/ >
                     < section name="KAServerConfiguration"
     type="System.Configuration.NameValueSectionHandler, System, Version=,
     Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089"
     restartOnExternalChanges="true"/ >
             </configSections >
             <KAServerConfiguration >
                     <add key="url" value=""/ >
                     < add key="login" value="sb-win"/ >
                     <add key="password" value="pmdgeryionDWPM6gzmplgRnbfgdfTqpm"/ >
                     <add key="ignoreCertificateErrors" value="true"/ >
             </KAServerConfiguration >
             <log4net >
                     <appender name="LogFile" type="log4net.Appender.FileAppender" >
                             <file value="C:\\Program
     Files\\Parallels\\Plesk\\SiteBuilder\\\_logs\\SBResetPassword.log"/ >
                             <appendToFile value="true"/ >
                             <layout type="log4net.Layout.PatternLayout" >
                                     <conversionPattern value="%date [%thread]
     %-5level %logger - %message%newline"/ >
                             </layout >
                     </appender >
                     <appender name="DBlog"
     type="SWsoft.SiteBuilder.Common.Log.DBLogger, Sitebuilder.Common"/ >
                     <root >
                             <level value="DEBUG"/ >
                             <appender-ref ref="LogFile"/ >
                             <!-- <appender-ref ref="DBlog"/ > -- >          <== this record
                     </root >
             </log4net >
             < connectionStrings >
                     <add name="WSBConnection" connectionString="Connect
     Timeout=180;Data Source=localhost;User
     Id=D836976A742949B1B30D3DC3E348DEBD;Pwd=747D358E96B64CEDA4898C077AF0F250WsB-5.0.0-forever!..;Database=sitebuilder2399E5FC7DD485645A366075FB6D0B17"/ >
             </connectionStrings >
             <appSettings file="appSettings.config" >
                     <add key="RepositoryFolder" value="C:\\Program
     Files\\Parallels\\Plesk\\SiteBuilder\\Repository"/ >
                     <add key="SWSoftSiteUrl" value="" ></add >
                     <add key="PreviewHostUrl"
     value="tcp://localhost:1455/WebApplicationHost.rem"/ >
             </appSettings >
             <siteRepository path="C:\\Program
     Files\\Parallels\\Plesk\\SiteBuilder\\Sites"/ >
      </configuration  >

IMPORTANT: The instructions above are valid only for Plesk Sitebuilder version 4.5 for Windows. Structure of configuration file SBResetPassword.exe.config is different in other versions.

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