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You can create additional administrative user accounts in WHM that do not correspond to a cPanel account. This allows your employees to perform the following tasks:

  • Review bandwidth reports.
  • Reset passwords.
  • Configure mailboxes.
  • Suspend and unsuspend accounts.
  • Manage DNS entries.

Create a WHM user without an associated domain

To create a WHM reseller account without an associated domain, perform the following steps:


In the steps below, username represents the desired account username.

  1. Log in as the root user on the server via SSH.
  2. To create a new user, run the following command:

    adduser username 
  3. To set a password for the new user, run the following command:

    passwd username
  4. To create an entry in the resellers file that grants the user full permissions, run the following command:

    echo "username:all" >> /var/cpanel/resellers
  5. Log in to WHM as the root user.
  6. Navigate to WHM's Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges interface (Home >> Resellers >> Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges).
  7. Select username from the menu.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. Select the checkboxes that correspond to the desired user permissions.
  10. Click Save.

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