Understanding Accounts & Passwords

One aspect of UNF Faculty Domains that users may find a bit complicated at first is understanding the different accounts (and associated passwords) that you can manage as part of your participation in the project. This article outlines the types of accounts that you are likely to have, what they are for, and how you go about resetting passwords on each of them.

Your cPanel Account

When you first sign-up for your domain and hosting, a Control Panel, or cPanel, account will be generated that provides you with access to your slice of the Faculty Domains web server. Your cPanel account is automatically associated with your UNF account. Therefore, your UNF account credentials will grant you access to your cPanel account. Your cPanel is used to manage your domain and all of your web applications.

Your Application Administrator Accounts

Every time you install a new application in cPanel, an Administrator Account for that application will be created. You will likely use these accounts very often – every time you need to login to your application to manage the associated Web site, you will use this account.

For example, if you install WordPress to manage your Web site, every time you need to add content to WordPress, change your theme, approve comments, etc. you will use this account to login.

Usually, you will be given the opportunity to choose the userid and password for that account. We recommend choosing something that you are likely to remember but that is strong and secureDo not use your n-number and password as the administrator account for an application.

Upon installation, you will receive an email confirming the user-id/password combination you chose. It will also have information about how to access the login page for that application. You may wish to keep this email.

You can always review and reset the account credentials for an application’s administrator account in Installatron (in cPanel):

  • Login to cPanel through https://domains.unf.edu/dashboard.
  • In the Applications section, click on the My Apps icon.
  • Applications you have installed will be listed here.
  • Click the Edit button (the blue wrench).
  • Scroll down to find the Administrator Username and Password.

In addition, most applications should have some kind of password reset link on the login page.

Other Types of Accounts

In addition to the account types outlined above, there are a few other kinds of accounts you may have as part of UNF Faculty Domains:

  • FTP: If you set up FTP on your account, you will need to set up an account.
  • Application User Accounts: In addition to the Administrator Account that you set up when installing an application, most applications will also let you set up other user accounts.