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Multiple FTP Accounts

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Suggestions and Feedback' started by CSN-Carl, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. CSN-Carl

    CSN-Carl Regular Pleskian

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    Please add support for multiple FTP accounts on domains, this has been requested by many people over the last few years but this feature is still not available in Plesk 9.0.
     
  2. estefan

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    I strongly agree on this point.
     
  3. AitorCalvo

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    I strongly agree on this point.
     
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  5. wsani

    wsani Silver Pleskian

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    Parallels claims that this would take a huge architectural change but how difficult is it for them to write the code to add the users to /etc/passwd? I mean really?

    Besides someone else has written the code for this on his own time once, which contradicts the Parallels explanation. And yes, cPanel has supported this feature for many years...
     
  6. stupidnic

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    This really is a permissions issue in Plesk more than anything else.

    When a user is created in cpanel that user is given a unique UID (user id) and GID (group id). So to have more than one user access the same webspace is a trivial matter of creating a user in passwd and then assigning the user to the same GID as the master account. This makes security enforcement very simple as you know that for a given account (say user foo) there is a unique GID called 'foo' that you can add each additional user to and maintain proper security and restrict that users permissions accordingly. So you can set your security policy at the group level which is a wider area and still maintain control. This allows a many to one relationship for a given account.

    In Plesk things are very different. For any given user there is only a unique UID with a commonly shared GID (psacln). This poses some rather difficult security issues as you no longer have the ease of enforcing security restrictions at the group level, since all users are in the same group. This forces a one to one relationship between the user and a given domain.

    So this isn't as simple as you make it seem, but only for reasons that are not immediately apparent unless you look deeper into the linux security model and the decisions based on how Plesk does things versus how cpanel does things.
     
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