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Modify Maximum User/Pass

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Philbyte, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Philbyte

    Philbyte Registered

    Sep 8, 2005
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    Is there a way to increase the maximum characters of user/pass?

    The idea is to let every domain name + extension to act as the cPanel username; but this won't work if username is limited to 8 characters only.
  2. webignition

    webignition Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2005
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    Not a bad idea in theory, however as MySQL databases are named 'username_databasename', the eight character limitation starts to help.

    However the general concept is quite nice and certainly makes things easier for clients.

    It would be good if, when creating an account, only the domain name is specified, not the username, with cPanel autogenerating the username and then storing both the domain name and username in a lookup table so that it could then be used for logging into cPanel, FTP, SSH and anything else that requires authenication.

    The slight issue is that this would require, I imagine, one hell of a re-coding of the way cPanel deals with things. Nevertheless it may be worth it for the benefits it could bring.

    The only downside I can see is that it makes hacking into an account easier, as a potential hacker need only 'guess' a valid password due to the fact that the username, being the same as the domain name, is already known.

    You could have a pop and putting a feature request in through and then posting the link back here for people to cast their votes on it.
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