Suspended user/password question


Well-Known Member
Dec 27, 2003
When I suspend a user (and I'm assuming also when a user is auto-suspended), they're able to access their cPanel, but not able to access anything else.

For example, I wrote a little script that checks /etc/shadow so I can authenticate users for a Members section I wrote for my site. When I suspend a user, they're still able to access their cPanel but not my Members section. When I unsuspend them, their ability to enter my Members' section returns.

I presume this is due to WHM changing their system password, but if that is the case, how are they authenticated for cPanel? Is there another password file that is checked?