Web Disk and Digest Authentication
When you change the username of an account with Digest Authentication enabled, you must re-enable Digest Authentication for the main Web Disk account.
/etc/digestshadowfile stores the main Web Disk account usernames with Digest Authentication inside the password hash. When you change the account username, the system removes the password from the file. Therefore, it is necessary to enable Digest Authentication once again so that you can access the Web Disk with the new username over an encrypted connection.
The login name for additional (virtual) Web Disk users changes when you change a domain name.
- You must notify the additional users of this change so that they can access their Web Disk accounts.
- You must re-enable Digest Authentication on these accounts. When you change the username, the system removes the account's password from the
/etc/digestshadowfile. Therefore, you must enable Digest Authentication again so that you can access the Web Disk feature with the new username over an encrypted connection.
Create an additional Web Disk account
You can create additional Web Disk accounts to access the home directory or any subdirectory under the home directory.
To create an additional Web Disk account, perform the following steps:
- Enter the desired account information in the available text boxes.
- When you enter a username, you can select a domain or subdomain from the menu if your account includes more than one.
Include Page _Enter and confirm password and Notes _Enter and confirm password and Notes Warning title Important:
The password must be at least five characters long.
Enter the Web Disk account's home directory in the Directory text box.
Note title Notes:
- The house icon ( ) represents the cPanel account's home directory.
- The Directory text box defines the new Web Disk account's top level of directory access, relative to the cPanel account's home directory. For example, if you enter
usernamein the Directory text box and the cPanel account uses the
/home/examplehome directory, the Web Disk account can access the
/home/example/public_html/username/directory and all of its subdirectories.
- The system automatically populates this text box with
usernamerepresents what you entered in the Username text box.
- Select a Permissions setting:
- Read-Write — This setting grants this account access to all of the operations inside the directory.
- Read-Only — This setting only grants this account access to read, download, and list the files inside the directory.
If you use Microsoft Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, or Windows® 10, select Enable Digest Authentication.
Note title Note:
You do not need to enable Digest Authentication if the domain uses a signed SSL certificate.
- Click Create.
Manage Additional Web Disk Accounts
The Manage Additional Web Disk Accounts table displays the following information for all of the additional Web Disk accounts that you create:
|Username||The Web Disk account username.|
The Web Disk account's assigned directory and related actions.
|Access Web Disk|
To access the account's Web Disk, perform the following steps:
Use the links in this column to perform the following actions: