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Pull Information From Client Websites via API?

Discussion in 'cPanel Developers' started by bugmagnet, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. bugmagnet

    bugmagnet Registered

    Oct 30, 2017
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    Balcatta, WA, Australia
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    Root Administrator
    I'm consulting for a Google Ads reseller. They use WHM and cPanel to interactively administer their client accounts. All of their client accounts use WordPress and have the Sucuri plugin installed. Sucuri stores logs in a php file in the /wp-content/uploads/sucuri/ folder. They want to be able to pull those files using a task scheduler and dump them into a database.

    I didn't get very far with the Perl library -- it doesn't like Windows. I'm currently using the PHP but have tried the C# (the preferred option.)

    I've worked out how to get the list of accounts from WHM. With that data I can then log into cPanel on the client sites.

    What I'm trying to work out now is how to dig into the file tree on the client site. At present, even though I'm looking at the public_html folder,
        $data = $cpanel->execute_action(
            'sshostin', array(
    I'm not seeing any of the WordPress folders or files.
      "module": "Fileman",
      "result": {
        "metadata": {
          "transformed": 1
        "messages": null,
        "data": [{
            "exists": 1,
            "humansize": "4 KB",
            "fullpath": "/home/sshostin/public_html/cgi-bin",
            "file": "cgi-bin",
            "size": "4096",
            "absdir": "/home/sshostin/public_html",
            "ctime": 1512349235,
            "uid": 1059,
            "gid": 1062,
            "type": "dir",
            "nicemode": "0755",
            "mode": 16877,
            "mtime": 1512349235,
            "path": "/home/sshostin/public_html"
        "errors": null,
        "status": 1,
        "warnings": null
      "apiversion": 3,
      "func": "list_files"
    Where to from here?
  2. cPAusaf

    cPAusaf Linux Technical Analyst III Staff Member

    Aug 24, 2016
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    Houston, TX
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    Root Administrator
    Does the Google Ads reseller have just reseller access to WHM or full root? If it is root, they should be able to create a cron that copies all those logs files to a place of their choosing.

    If it's a reseller who has it do it at the cPanel API level, then may need some more information on how the API call is being made. Feel free to open a support ticket if you would like us to take a closer look. I tried with a test WP account:
    [03:40:44] [root] [~]$ uapi --user=rscdump Fileman list_files dir=public_html/tools | grep wp
          file: wp
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp
          file: wp-admin
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-admin
          file: wp-content
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-content
          file: wp-includes
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-includes
          file: wp-activate.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-activate.php
          file: wp-blog-header.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-blog-header.php
          file: wp-comments-post.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-comments-post.php
          file: wp-config-sample.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-config-sample.php
          file: wp-config.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-config.php
          file: wp-cron.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-cron.php
          file: wp-links-opml.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-links-opml.php
          file: wp-load.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-load.php
          file: wp-login.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-login.php
          file: wp-mail.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-mail.php
          file: wp-settings.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-settings.php
          file: wp-signup.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-signup.php
          file: wp-trackback.php
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wp-trackback.php
          file: wptool
          fullpath: /home/rscdump/public_html/tools/wptool[code]
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