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.
- If your account includes multiple domains, you can select a domain or subdomain from the Domain menu.
Include Page _Enter and confirm password and Notes _Enter and confirm password and Notes Warning title Important:
The password must contain at least five characters.
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 Notes:
- You do not need to enable Digest Authentication if the domain uses a signed SSL certificate.
- For more information, read the Web Disk and Digest Authentication section below.
- 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:
|Log in||The Web Disk account username.|
The Web Disk account's assigned directory and related actions.
Use the links in this column to perform the following actions:
When you change the usernames of Web Disk accounts that use Digest Authentication, you must reenable it. The
/etc/digestshadow file stores the usernames of Web Disk accounts that use Digest Authentication in a password hash. When you change the account username, the system removes the password from the file.
Updates to a Web Disk account's associated domain also change the account's username and will disable Digest Authentication.