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System User Accounts on a cPanel Server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by C4talyst, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. C4talyst

    C4talyst Well-Known Member

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    I'm running a cPanel box with CentOS. In the past I've been able to create a new system user at the command line using useradd. After doing so I had a normal user account that would allow for ftp and ssh access. I tried to do that again this week and some weird stuff happened.

    I created the account and was able to ssh to it, couldn't ftp but didn't care, as I believe pure-ftpd pulls it's logins from some cPanel database. The weird thing was that the next morning, the user account I created had new public_html and public_ftp directories. These weren't there after creating the account; is there some cPanel cron job that updates / modifies newly created system users everyday?
     
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    Most likely it's upcp script doing that.
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    You are no doubt aware of this but posting here all the same:
    useradd(8) - Linux man page
     
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