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How to Manage Web Disk Accounts?
Posted by Matthew Jeffels, Last modified by Matthew Jeffels on 28 July 2016 08:50 PM

How to Manage Web Disk Accounts?

Managing Web Disk accounts is reasonably simple, at the base of the Web Disk section is a list of all your created Web Disk accounts. Each can be individually modified. 

Managing web disk accounts

From the Directory section we can do multiple things, clicking on the directory link will open the cPanel File Explorer showing you the contents of the directory, this is good for checking changes and making sure that the account is linked to the correct directory. Clicking on the Pencil Icon allows you to change the directory that the account directs towards.

Clicking on the Padlock Icon allows you to add additional security to the directory in the form of additional passwords. Clicking here directs you to the Directory Privacy tool allowing you to enable password protection for the directory and create users who can access it, for more information see our article on Directory Privacy. 

From here we move onto the Actions that can be performed on each individual.

Access Web Disk directs you to the page guiding you on how to connect to the Web Disk, from there you can select the operating system or device you intend to connect through and follow it's instructions to get set up. For more information on Accessing your Web Disks you can read our article How to setup a Web Disk?

Enable Digest Authentication allows you to establish connection of an unencrypted connection, this is not recommended however.

Change Password allows you to update the user's password. Make sure however that the new password you make is also very strong.

Delete allows you to remove the Web Disk account.

Set Read-Only/Set Read-Write; This is where you can changes the accounts permissions, allowing you to dictate what the user can do within their Web Disk. Read-Write means a user can view edit and upload new files to the server through there web disk. This means they are able to make changes to what is stored which may affect your site or other data. Read-Only means that the user cannot make changes to files on the server, they can however view and download files. This means that if they need to edit files they can only download files onto their system to make edits. They can not upload these changes to the server however. 


Matt Jeffels
PAC Web Hosting


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