User Password Manager

The self-service user password manager page (System > User Password Manager or System > User Manager, Change Password tab) allows a user to change their own password in the User Manager Local Database.

This page is separate from the User Manager so that privileges can be granted to access this page without giving a user access to the user manager as a whole. The privilege governing this page is labeled “WebCfg - System: User Password Manager”.

The page prompts the user to enter and confirm a new password. Saving the settings changes the password.


This password cannot be set to the same value as the username. Additionally, on pfSense Plus software version 24.03 and later, the password cannot be set to the default value (Default Username and Password).


Passwords are stored in the configuration as salted hashes, not plain text.