Paper Lantern for cPanel accounts is being retired this year. Find out more »
cPanel & WHM Version 102 has been released, and brings a slew of great updates. Take a look at what is included, and then upgrade today!

Multiple cPanel Logins (cPanel Subusers)

123host shared this idea 2 months ago
Needs Review

This is the 3rd iteration of this request. The last one, despite being "open for discussion", has had comments locked.

As someone pointed out, this request is over 10 years old. It has 638 votes and is #2 requested item. If that isn't enough to get some action, then can someone from cpanel explain the purpose of this forum? Because popularity doesn't seem to have anything to do with it.

Support For cPanel Subusers

Small cPanel account owners may want to delegate specific tasks to be performed by somewhat trusted individuals but without full access to the cPanel interface. Reasons for this can include the following hypothetical situations:

- Small Businesses having a secretary, giving the secretary access to just creating and removing email accounts but not to editing the company's website.

- Web Designers that guarantee their work not wanting their hosting customers to re-code their website themselves then accuse the Web Designer of poor coding.

- A Small Business Owner that wants to delegate full access to the cPanel interface to a contractor, but be reliably able to revoke that access in the event that contract is terminated.

The features available to these subusers should be filtered using a utility identical to or very similar to Feature Manager and Feature Lists.

Subusers (which would very likely be virtual users) would have a login of username@domain similar to FTP virtual users and Email virtual users. The ability for matching user capabilities such as SFTP access could eventually be accommodated by features already being worked on like version 11.34's Pluggable Authentication.

Replies (2)


Vitally needed. Thanks for making sure this stays on the radar.


One of my customers want to give access to its CPanel to a web developer but don't want to give him full access (i.e. email accounts) to him. Can you consider this a suggestion to this idea?

Leave a Comment
Attach a file