Managing virtual domains

Administrative users

Each virtual domain has an administrative user associated with it. When a virtual domain is created, the administrative user is given ownership of appropriate files within the virtual domain. This enables the administrative user to update information contained within the virtual domain, such as Web and FTP content. You can have a distinct administrative user for each virtual domain, or one administrative user for several virtual domains. We do not recommend that the administrative user for your virtual domains be the root user.

The administrative user is a regular user on the system. If the administrative account does not exist, it is created by the Internet Manager using the login name and password supplied. System defaults for shell, authorizations, and the like are used. The home directories for the administrative users are the top of the file hierarchy for the virtual domain administered by that user: (/usr/internet/ip/ipaddress/publish).

Use the Account Manager to modify the attributes of administrative users. For example, you might want to limit system access of an administrative user by changing that user's shell to rsh, rcsh, or rksh. If a user is administering several virtual domains, you might want to give them a different home directory than the first virtual domain they are assigned. Use the Account Manager to remove or retire administrative user accounts.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003