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New Free WHM Skins needs some input

Discussion in 'User Experience' started by Edizon, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Edizon

    Edizon Well-Known Member

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    I am almost finished!!! I just need some help in getting the login and a few more options drawn up. I am trying to be finished by Monday or Tuesday of next week. Then quite possibly could have the most user friendly control panel for WHM.

    In the free version there are a limited number options. Here are a few of them:

    Auto-Login for all servers
    Mutli-Tasking Clean-Up, Synchronizing, software update, security
    Easy access to various tools and Add-Ons
    Instant server and service downtime notification (SMS)

    FREE - FREE Skin

    Q: Do owners of multiple servers typically synchronize the root passwords?

    Q:What do you believe the most oftern used WHM categories are? (account functions,updates, IP/DNS functions,WHM Setup)

    Q: What is the most common login? (root, *reseller, other wheel group user)
    * pretty much creating a master reseller and giving full root permissions

    Q: Which do you believe is more secure if any differrent:

    --> https://user: password@myWHMserver.com:2087/
    --> https://www.server.com:2087/?user=admin&pass=pass

    Q: Do you think an option to auto-save your servers login and password data would be useful if in a secure location? And/or an option for just saving your servers addresses without saving the password info?




    Thanks for any input at all I may need more input after this, hoever I will have a screenshot up hopefully by tomorrow. Perhaps after you see it you may get some interest and want to give more ideas and/or options.

    Thanks
     
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    monaghan Well-Known Member

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    Common passwords between servers is not a good idea, hacker gets 1 server, then gets the rest with no effort.

    Again saving root / reseller passwords is a security risk unless saved on a standalone system (PDA or similiar)
     
  3. Edizon

    Edizon Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks for your reply Monoghan. I did get a response on the syncrhonized passwords in another thread with the same response (posted in a wrong thread earlier). I really should have thought about that one a bit more.

    The stored password will be encypted in an XML File or registry. The encryption is not very sophisticated, but should be a good deterrent. The XML file will be on whatever PC the software is installed on of course.


    And yes the storing of passwords is also an Option. Most of the automated background processes however, will require it. May be nice for small businesses ran from home or small offices. Perhaps some server management companies may use this feature I dunno.

    Do you see any harm in storing them on a PC? It may not be ideal for every companies situation of course.

    Alright I think I am going to have to wing the rest of this. Thanks for your help~!

    Kyle
     
  4. monaghan

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    Personally, I don't leave my critical passwords on my PC, I have them in an encrypted file on my PDA, but browser or other password storage on the PC seems to be asking for problems, perhaps I'm paranoid, but I guess many others would also not risk it either.
     
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    Edizon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again for your reply Monoghan. I decided to scratch the password saving option. I will just store the servers hostname/IP for easier login. Considering it is root and there is a high potential of loss I think it may be best suited that I do not store them. I really do appreciate the info again.


    Kyle
     
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