What are Sub-Accounts?
An extension of the Contacts feature, Sub-Accounts allow clients to create sub-users under their main account, which then allows that contact to login, and carry out various actions that the main account holder has permitted them to.
We call the primary login the master account owner, and any users they create under their account Sub-Accounts.
Why would a client use them?
Each section of the client area has its own permission so the access rights can be fine tuned by the master account holder (and any sub-accounts given permissions to manage contacts) to create different logins for different purposes.
Just a couple of examples where this might be useful are:
Billing Department - corporate users may have a dedicated billing department who should be given access to pay invoices and place new orders while the web/technical staff would only be given access to view current products & services and submit support requests, which was previously impossible
Web Developers - a customer hosting with you may be employing a web developer to build and maintain their website so might want to give that developer access to create tickets and correspond on their behalf, without being able to access any billing information or change account details
How to add Sub-Account:
To add in sub-account, please follow steps below.
1) Log into Exabytes Billing System at here
2) You have to enter your email address which is as listed in Exabytes Billing System and your password. If you lost your password, please refer "Retrieving Your Password for Exabytes Billing System"
3) Click “Contacts/Sub-Accounts” under your name and fill in the info.
4) On the "Add New Contact" tab, additional contacts can be added. Personal details including E-Mail address, name and phone number can be added.
The vital parts to take note is "Email Preferences". From the "Email Preferences", there are 5 types of emails which can be define the role of the additional contact added. it can be explained as below.
5) As an example, if you are requesting for hosting account user name and password from our Helpdesk support via additional contact's E-Mail account, please make sure that the additional E-Mail account has at least general E-Mails, product E-Mails or Support E-Mails option checked. If you check all this three, you will have the privilege to get all the account and product information.
6) Remember to tick “Activate Sub-Account” to activate the sub-account if you want to set access your Sub-Account to be able to access your Billing Account.
- Change Password — All sub-accounts can access this page. It allows them to change their own login passwords.
- View & Manage Contacts — This allows access to view and edit all contact users belonging to the master account.
- Manage Domain Settings — This allows sub-accounts to view and change, for example, nameservers, locking status, or WHOIS information.
- View & Pay Invoices — This allows sub-accounts to view and pay invoices and to access the following sections of the Client Area: My Invoices, Add Fund and Pay Methods.
- Allow Single Signon — This allows the client to log in to a hosting account's control panel via Single Sign On (for example, logging in to cPanel).
7) Click "Save Changes"
Note: Its important to remove the contact if there’s any changes