Can we change the default ISPConfig 3 login name?

Discussion in 'Tips/Tricks/Mods' started by concept21, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. concept21

    concept21 Member

    Dear ISPConfig 3 Authors,
    It seems that we cannot change the default ISPConfig 3 login name "admin".

    It is a security weakness. Any chance to change this policy in the next release? :rolleyes:
  2. fbartels

    fbartels New Member

    Maybe you cant rename it but you can anyways deactivate the admin user and create a new user under "System -> CP users" and assign admin rights to him.

    Which is in my opionion way more secure, since the admin user has in most cases a default user id, so it is easier manipulated once someone has access to the mysql databse.
  3. concept21

    concept21 Member

    Works very well. Thanks. :)
  4. Yazool

    Yazool New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi Concept21

    I followed your instruction. I created a new user named newuser and deactivated the default "admin" user. I logged off and and logged back on as "newuser" . I tried to activate "admin" again but I received an error message. How can I return the ISPconfig back to its default? In other words, how can I reactivate "admin" again?
  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    This cant work as the user you created is a client, thats the lowest user permission level. If you want tyour admin user to have a different name, go to System > CP users, edit the admin user which is listed there and change the name of the admin user, then press save.
  6. NginxHolic

    NginxHolic New Member

    Thanks @till it works great.
  7. scmeis1

    scmeis1 New Member

    Why go through all of that, just bring up the CPusers and rename admin to what ever and save. I did this months ago. Admin to me is a security risk.

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