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Management delegation can be used to give web hosting access, for example to a web developer.

Delegation is ZoneID based, which means the delegate must have a ZoneID account. A new ZoneID account can be created here, if necessary.

To delegate server management rights, log into My Zone with the account where the service is on. Then under Web and E-mail choose Management Delegation.

If there are more than one hosting package on the account, open the correct server’s management and choose Management delegation from the left. Click on add a new delegation.

Enter the ZoneID username of the person you wish to delegate management rights to, and choose whether to delegate all possible rights or specific privileges. Once the choice has been made and you’ve agreed you’re aware of possible risks, Save changes.

Attention!

Webserver, subdomains, MySQL, Crontab, FTP and SSH should be sufficient permissions for a web developer.

Domain

Delegation is ZoneID based, which means the delegate must have a ZoneID account. A new ZoneID account can be created here, if necessary.

To delegate domain management rights, log into My Zone with the account where the service is on. Then, from the menu on the top choose Domains and click on the domain name you wish to delegate management rights to.

Next, scroll a bit down and click on the plus icon in the Delegation box.

Enter the ZoneID username of the person you’re delegating rights to and Save.

Attention!

Domains cannot be renewed from a delegated account. Renewal can be done only from domain owner’s ZoneID account.

Removing delegations

After removing delegations from a ZoneID account, keep in mind that they had rights to create and manage different user accounts on the server. For example, if they had rights to manage FTP accounts, they still have access to those accounts if you remove the delegation from their ZoneID account.

Thus, we highly recommend you to remove unnecessary FTP and MySQL accounts from the server once you’ve removed the delegation, or change their passwords. The same applies for accounts created on your website’s Content Management System (WordPress, Joomla!, Prestashop,  etc).

Attention!

If you change the password of a database account which is directly connected to your website, you will also need to update the password in your website’s configuration file (f.e wp-config.php).

Updated on 20. Jun 2022

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