I'd definitely vote for this one. Dunno who'd vote against it. For me, this one's more important than "Clone Server Configuration [Case 42206,52043]" (as much as I may have been griping in my office while I went on a click-fest across two windows.)
I'd be ok seeing this feature happen in stages. The first run-through had fairly fixed roles, and later came some added requests to make it fully RBAC so any "subuser" could get granted access in any mix-and-match method. While I fully endorse this end-goal, if we can get even a fixed role and access-list based method is say 11.36 and full RBAC in 1.40, I'd be ok w/that. For me, I'd rather get what I can sooner, than all of it later. Given this thread started in 2008, I'd rather have partial implementation now
although this is great feature, but this feature will cause pain. Some client will blame host master for changing made by virtual login. To solve it, what is done by virtual login must be notified via email to each other or logged.
I agree that a log visible in cPanel that lists all changes to an account with all the changes that have been applied and the username of the person who made them would be great, but its possible that cPanel would prefer that this be treated as a separate feature request.
I'm not for an e-mail being sent each time, but for a log that the main cPanel user could check, why not !
As for changes to virtual accounts, if this was likely wouldn't we have run into this problem with other virtual users like webmail users, FTP users, WebDisk users and Database users already? Are are there unique circumstances here that I'm not properly considering?
I know, we may be going off topic for this request..
I just had a request for this functionality from one of my customers.
They want to be able to give their marketing department access to the stats, but not anything else.
For now we're just going to give the marketing department the direct url to AWstats and hope that they don't work out that the username/password will also get them into cPanel & FTP. It's the marketing department, so I don't think we need to worry too much
yesterday night i have received for this functionality from one of my customers. So i have searched in Google & got this link
so obviously 1 vote for this feature
A massive +1 for this please. Get it off the planning stages and get it done, everyone wants it
Agreed, and also for the functionality there should be some additional considerations of what users are consistently asking for.
I have users often complain that they have two many logins, between their cpanel account, their email account, and their billing system login - some get confused by this or just want to see more simplicity.
So, perhaps rather than having unique cpanel logins, the entire login structure can be associated with email addresses. In that way, every email user has an email address and password - and those that have additional privileges would simply be able to use the very same login credentials.
This would immensely simplify matters for all parties.
Existing cpanel account credentials could be retained, but going forward, associating everything with an email address would make for great simplicity all around.
In other words, we're not looking for a recreation of the entire operating system's users functionality. We just want to have new (virtual) cpanel users that have access to some areas but not others.
So every (virtual) cpanel user would actually "run" as the master cpanel user for the account. This way, very little changes are needed in the back-end permissions system. The virtual user system simply would run on top of the existing system. (ie: Have a virtual user mapping file to current cpanel user.
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