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Creating additional Plesk Control Panel users

  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access
  • Applies to: DV 4.0
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access

Overview

Plesk allows you to create many kinds of Control Panel users. These users can log into the Plesk Control Panel and gain access to a customized set of features for web administration. You should create this type of user if you want the user to be able to log into the Control Panel directly, without first going through the Server Administration Panel.

For a deeper understanding of this user, please go to Plesk users explained.

CAUTION:

The users you create will be tied to a single Plesk Subscription, which may or may not include multiple webspaces. To ensure that your users can only access their own webspaces, you should create a different Subscription for each distinct user set. This is especially true if you are reselling your DV server to different clients!

The users you create will be tied to a single Plesk Subscription, which may or may not include multiple webspaces. To ensure that your users can only access their own webspaces, you should create a different Subscription for each distinct user set. This is especially true if you are reselling your DV server to different clients!

Adding an Administrative Plesk User

This option will provide full administrator access to all subscriptions/domains in Plesk.

  1. Log into the Plesk Control Panel for your domain.
  2. Click on the Tools & Settings tab. Then click on Additional Administrator Accounts.

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  3. Click on Add Administrator Account.admin2.png
  4. Fill in the requested information, then click OK at the bottom.

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    Fill in your Username, Password, Email, and Contact Name.

    • Username: This will be the username for logging into Plesk.
    • Password: Please choose a strong password.
    • Email address: An email address associated to the Username.
    • Contact name: This is for your personal records and can be of your choosing.

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    You can modify the access for these roles or create new roles from the main Users page, under the User Roles tab.

  5. That's it! This user can now access the Control Panel directly from the browser. The URL is https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8443 or https://example.com:8443, using your own IP address or domain. To modify the details of this user at a later point, repeat steps 1 and 2 above, then click directly on the user to modify it.

 

Adding a Plesk User with limited access

This will provide limited access to only select Subscriptions/Domains in Plesk.

1. Log into the Plesk Control Panel for your domain.
2. Click on the Subscriptions Tab on the left-side. Then click on the desired Subscription/Domain.

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3. Once in your subscription, click on the Users tab.

 

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4. Click on Create User Account.

 

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5. Fill in the requested information, then click OK at the bottom.

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  • Contact name: This is for your personal records and can be of your choosing.
  • Email address: An email address associated to the Username.
  • User role: Administrator can access everything and add other users. WebMaster can access everything but can't create users. Application User and Accountant have very limited access.
  • Access to subscriptions: Use this to limit access to a specific Subscription/Domain, or select All to give access to all the Subscriptions/Domains.
  • Username: This will be the username for logging into Plesk.
  • Password: Please choose a strong password.
  • User is active: Leave checked to grant this user access to the Control Panel.
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