Help Customizing cPanel Defaults For New Accounts

gregc

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I've been searching around and reading for quite a while, but I can't seem to find the information I'm looking for. When I seem to get close, I run into a snag and hit a dead end.

In short, I'm trying to modify the cPanel defaults for when a new account/domain is created through WHM, such as the default email address :)fail: no such user here), setting up some default forwards for every domain ([email protected]), and so on.

For the above examples, I know I could edit the valiases afterwards, but I setup so many accounts I would really like to just change the overall defaults if possible, and have the settings take effect for all new accounts going forward.

There are quite a few other customizations I want to make, but I have a feeling finding out how to make the above change will give me enough information to figure out where to make the rest of my changes.

Does anyone know which file(s) I would need to modify in order to get the result I'm looking for? I've tried quite a few things so far and nothing seems to be working.

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gregc

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I used chirpy's suggestion from this thread to deal with the [email protected] and [email protected] addresses, but I'm still wondering where I can update the default information for when you create a new account through the WHM.

I would like to change the default default address from ":fail: no such user here" to my own message, such as ":fail: my own message", as well as disable shell access by default for new accounts (not just use jailshell, I want it completely disabled), and I just can't seem to find where to update this information.
 

gregc

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That's going to be a last resort for me (I've already looked into this), as the changes I want to make are pretty simple and I would think there would be an easier way to do it than custom perl and bash scripts.

I would think the below items would be pretty easy to change without doing a bunch of extra work, but maybe someone could tell me if I'm wrong or not?

Changing Defaults for new accounts
- Change ":fail: No Such User Here" to ":fail: (my own message)"
- Change shell access to be disabled by default

It just seems like tasks as easy as this shouldn't require custom scripting, and there would be some files I could edit somewhere to do this. Kind of like a skeleton directory somewhere with default settings that can be tweaked.
 

cPanelDavidG

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Changing Defaults for new accounts
- Change ":fail: No Such User Here" to ":fail: (my own message)"
While the tweak setting will let you set the default behavior for mail to fail, there is no option to set the fail message at this time.

- Change shell access to be disabled by default
Is this something you want changed for a package, the create account screen in WHM or somewhere else?