How to: Administration: Manage users

Hint

You can manage users via MyCloud “Manage accesses” functionality

Preset users

To make server management more convenient, we have preset two types of users with access details for each one:

  • developer – Developer Access. This type of user has limited access to the files of the project, namely the ability to edit the project files. You can give this access to the developers working on your store. We highly recommend create separate SSH/SFTP users for each developer/team
  • root – Root access is an administrative super user for accessing and editing anything at any time.

You can also manage users:

Feel free to contact us in case you need help with user management. We will sort things out.

Note

If a user provides an incorrect password more than 5 times, he will be blocked. If this happens, contact us and we will unblock him. Security comes first.

Note

We strongly recommend NOT to provide root access to third-parties developers. The usual (not root access) is enough for developers’ needs. Believe us, we know what we’re saying because we’ve seen a lot of sloppy developer actions that lead to fatal actions with root access.

User management

Viewing users list

Connect to the server under the root user.

Run this command:

manageusers list

You will see the list of users.

Adding a user

For instance, let’s create a user with the user name “support”.

Connect to the server under the root user.

Run this command:

manageusers add [USERNAME]

You will see the created user and his password.

Deleting a user

Connect to the server under the root user.

Run this command:

manageusers remove [USERNAME]

You will see the status of deletion and current list of users.

Resetting a password

For security reasons, we have added an ability to reset a password. We generate a new secure password right away.

Connect to the server under the root user.

Run this command:

manageusers reset [USERNAME]

You will see a new generated password.


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Hint

If you have a problem, need assistance with tweaks or a free consultation, if you just want to discuss your project with experts and estimate the outcome, if you're looking for a solution that reinforces your online business, we will help. Let us know through MyCloud or email.