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Use single ssh account for access to client account?

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I would like to set up a client support system where I can use the same ssh identity to connect to all of my clients’ accounts. I tried using my ssh identity that I use to connect to the main reseller account but when I try to connect to a client site using that key ( ssh @ ) I end up with an ssh session to my own account.

Is it possible to accomplish what I want, or do I need to use separate ssh identities?

Thanks!
Jeff

Answer #1

Hello Jeff,

Due to security, all accounts are isolated from each other. Because of this, you will not be able to do what you are asking. Your best bet would be to login to WHM and then proceed to the “Account List” section. From there, you can access all of your clients cpanel accounts by clicking on the “CP” icon.

Answers Answered By: joliver [476 Blue Star Level]

Answer #2

If you copy your ssh key to each site, you can just login to every user without needing their password.

Answers Answered By: david [10 Grey Star Level]

Answer #3

Copying my key to all sites results in a login shell to the main site.

Answers Answered By: flyfishr64 [2 Grey Star Level]

Answer #4

Hi FlyFishr64, can you please explain what you mean as it isn’t clear?

Answers Answered By: ben [32 Green Star Level]

Answer #5

I am a reseller and would like to set up password-less ssh access to my client accounts. I can do this for my clients that I do not provide hosting but for those that I do, using my identity results in a login to my site, not my clients — again, only for those clients on r4-chicago.

For example:

What I want:
1) ssh me@mysite.com results in an ssh shell at my main reseller account
2) ssh me@myclientsite.com results in an ssh shell at myclientsite.com

What actually happens:
1) ssh me@mysite.com results in an ssh shell at my main reseller account
2) ssh me@myclientsite.com results in an ssh shell at my main reseller account NOT

I hope that clears up what I want, and what is actually happening.

Answers Answered By: flyfishr64 [2 Grey Star Level]

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