With full acknowledgement of the security concerns, I'm curious if there is a way to execute a shell command from the ISPConfig UI - to perform some action without having to open a terminal emulator. Wanna laugh? I was just racing through a new installation with temp passwords. To allow SFTP with PureFTPd with a user that also has shell access, I set /etc/ssh/sshd_config with PasswordAuthentication Yes. Then of course after a restart, even when using a SSH2 private key I needed to enter a password, which I didn't have. So yeah, I locked myself out of my root/ubuntu users. Changing grub at boot time doesn't get around this. OK, I won't do that again - I actually skipped a step in my own script that should have prevented that. I don't need coaching on the SSH. I'm just asking if there is any way to shell down with root privs from anywhere in the UI ... consider this a security question and let's pretend I didn't tell you about the dumb mistake I made. In the meantime, I think I'll install a new server... Thanks!