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User Name Security Reserved?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Peoplespaces, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Peoplespaces

    Peoplespaces Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2001
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    So I had a site on the server with the username 'security' (automatically supplied by the install program). After the latest update, it vanished. I reinstalled from backup but it does not show in the list. I tried installing it new but the site exists in the apache configuration file so the install fails. Tried installing on another server to find that the username 'security' is reserved. WTF! Thanks for the warning, notice or info.

    How can I resolve this?
  2. cPanelLauren

    cPanelLauren Forums Analyst II Staff Member

    Nov 14, 2017
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    Hi @Peoplespaces

    The account should still be present though that is a username which was recently added to the UNIX reserved username list. What I might suggest is checking to see if the following exist:


    If they do - these are backup files created by the system, if you restore these or readd the user to the originals (files without the ,v) the domain should once again be present in WHM. Once resolved though you'll need to change the account's username you can do this fairly easily with the whmapi1 here WHM API 1 Functions - modifyacct - Developer Documentation - cPanel Documentation
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