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If I can't install something like cPanel or ISPConfig for my clients to use on Webfaction (according to http://blog.webfaction.com/2013/03/a-look-at-installing-your-own-tools-on-webfaction-servers/), what is the best way for me to give them access to manage their own email accounts, databases, and ability to assign apps to URLs, from my one Webfaction user account? Or is the only solution for them to get their own Webfaction account?

asked 10 Jan '14, 17:40

timblack1
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At the present time, each account has only a single control panel user, and that user has access to everything.

We're looking into the possibility of providing secondary panel users, with granular permissions and other reseller-friendly features, but there's no ETA for that.

For now, if you do want your clients to have this capability, you could build your own client panel, using our API and whatever logic you need to ensure that a given client can only touch a given site/domain/email/whatever.

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answered 10 Jan '14, 17:45

seanf
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Regarding the architecture of giving clients limited access, it might be wise to consider whether it's better to:

  1. Give secondary users limited access to one main user's account, or
  2. Give primary users limited access to other primary users' accounts.

I have the impression architecture 2 might be easier to implement because it accords with the architecture of Linux users, groups, and file permissions, but it might also give some clients more power than their resellers want to give.

(10 Jan '14, 18:05) timblack1

Hi folks. Any update about this feature?

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answered 22 Nov '16, 14:08

pedromagnus
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No changes on how the Control Panel works. You would still need to utilize the API.

(22 Nov '16, 14:39) aaront ♦♦
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