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The User Manager Interface: What You Can Do With It

Posted by Alex on 17 03 2017.

Have you ever noticed the “User Manager” interface when you log in to your cPanel account? If not, then you should already check it out, as it comes with so many options that you will find really useful for managing your cPanel accounts.

A Brief Overview

Under the “User Manager” interface, you will see options that enables you to create, manage, configure, and remove subaccounts. It also allows you to perform email access-, FTP-, and web disk-related management tasks for each subaccount. Additionally, the interface gives you the choice to perform email-, FTP, and web-disk merging tasks for one subaccount.

Another thing you can do with this interface is to link subaccounts with service accounts.

Linking Accounts

For emails, FTP, and Web Disk accounts using the same credentials, you can merge them into a subaccount using the User Manager interface. This interface links all service accounts together, as long as they qualify for merging.

When you want to merge these service accounts, just click on the “Link” option. On the other hand, choose the “Dismiss” option so that the interface will not merge them together.

Adding Subaccounts

When you want to create a new subaccount, just follow these steps:

  1. Select the “Add User” button.


  1. Put in the complete name of the user in the textbox for “Full Name” you want to create the subaccount for.


  1. Key in the username in the provided text box for “Username”.


  1. When managing more than just a single domain, choose the corresponding domain listed on the Domain menu.


  1. Provide the user’s contact email address. It is important you put in a contact email address for the user you want to create the new subaccount for, as this will allow the user to utilize the “Reset Password” option. After doing so, the user can replace the password depending on his/her own preference.


  1. To notify the users through email that they will set the password according to their own preference, click on the option labelled “The user will set the account password.” From here, you can continue to step #8. Just in case you want to create the password yourself, choose the “Set the user’s password” selection and continue with step #7.


  1. Key in the new password you want to create and confirm it via the provided text boxes. Keep in mind though, that the system has a grading process for password generation. When you receive a grade of 0, it means you have created a very weak password. A score of 100 means a very strong and secure password.


  1. Select the services you want for your subaccount users to have access to. When the username of the subaccount matches another account username, the interface will notify you about it and ask you to either dismiss or link the account. To dismiss it (not proceed with the linking of the account with the subaccount), just click on the “Dismiss” option. When you want to proceed, click on the “Link” button.

These are the steps to create a subaccount and link them. When you wish to add another account, just select the option for “Create,” or “Create and Add Another User.”