Note: Run the commands described in this topic as root or using sudo (sudo plesk bin ....).

In Plesk Onyx and earlier, you logged in to Plesk by browsing https://<SERVER-IP-OR-HOSTNAME>:8443. In Plesk Obsidian, we added the ability to log in without specifying port 8443:

  • You can always log in via the server IP address, for example: https://192.0.2.1.
  • You can also choose one domain or subdomain that resolves to the server IP address. The Plesk administrator, resellers, and customers can all use it to log in to Plesk. For example, https://example.com or https://plesk.example.com.

Note: If you have upgraded to Plesk Obsidian from an earlier Plesk version and you had no domains in Plesk, the login features described above are enabled in Plesk Obsidian by default. If you had at least one domain in Plesk and you want to log in without specifying port 8443, run the following command:

plesk bin admin --enable-access-domain ""

Accessing Plesk via the Server IP Address

The default way of logging in to Plesk, which requires no additional actions on your part. However, an IP address in the browser address bar does not look visually appealing (especially for customers and resellers) and may be hard to remember.

Accessing Plesk via a Domain or Subdomain URL

You can assign a domain or a subdomain that resolves to the server IP address for logging in to Plesk.

To do so, run the following command:

plesk bin admin --enable-access-domain example.com

or

plesk bin admin --enable-access-domain plesk.example.com

Browsing the domain or the subdomain will open the Plesk login page. You cannot use the domain or the subdomain for hosting websites.

Accessing Plesk via Port 8443

To log in to Plesk Obsidian the same way it was in Plesk Onyx (by browsing https://<SERVER-IP-OR-HOSTNAME>:8443), run the following command:

plesk bin admin --disable-access-domain

If you change your mind and want to log in to Plesk Obsidian without specifying port 8443, run the following command:

plesk bin admin --enable-access-domain ""

Note: You cannot completely disable accessing Plesk via port 8443 in Plesk itself. To do so, block the port in the operating system firewall.