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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by omicron009, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. omicron009

    omicron009 Member

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    ok, im extremely new to this and am a little overhelmed right now. My questions is simple. I want to give another use root access to the server. I went to "Manage Wheel Group Users" and theres was a list of possible usernames that I could add. I choose "adm" to add to the wheel group. now how does he login?

    now when i login to the server, I use http://IP.2086. it then asks me for a username and password. And I log in. how woudl the other person login?
     
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    the user can login at your server's IP with their username.

    Then type the command:

    su -

    then the password for root when prompted.

    You should also login as a user - then su - to root rather than logging in directly as root.
     
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    where would to person type the command "su" ? when i go to http://IP.2086 I just get a popup login window. Theres only room to type the username and password.

    also, if the user is logging in with the root password, i don't see how that is very secure. shouldn't they have there own password.
     
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    the su - command is typed at the command prompt after logging in.

    As for the password question - I'll let someone else answer. I'm not 100% sure on that.
     
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    A super user logs in with their own password. Root password logs in as root with any username.
     
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    I don't have a command prompt. Like i said before, i just go to http://IP.2086 and I just get a popup login window. the only thing that works for that login window is my username and root password. also when I add a user to the wheel group it never asks for a password. it just says "Users Currently in the wheel group: root,adm"

    like i said, Im extremely new at this and a bit overhelmed, so im sorry if these are stupid questions. I appreciate all the help. thanks
     
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    ok - sorry I didn't understand before.

    So you want to give them root WHM access?


    I thought you meant root SSH access...
     
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    Wheel group users is for SSH access. To give someone root access to WHM without them being root, you can make them a reseller and in the privileges options just check "All Features (warning: root access)".
     
  9. omicron009

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    basically I want to give a friend access to WMH, he is going to be helping me out alot with setting up peoples hosting accounts, etc. I want him to be able to basically have most of the options that I have when I login to WHM. Although i trust this person, I don't want to give him my username and root password cause this is an internet friend, so you never know and I don't want to take any chances.
     
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    for that just create a resellers account, u both would share..... that should prevent him access as root.. but still allow him to add clients, etc.
     
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    ok, i've got the reseller account created and I added the account to the wheel group. but when i try logging into WHM using the username and pass of this new account i get denied.
     
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