How to create a WHM user without an associated domain

To create a user account in WHM that is not associated with a domain:

  1. Log in to the server as the root user via SSH.
  2. Create a user with the system utility with the following command:
    # adduser [username]
  3. Set a password for the user with the following command:
    # passwd [username]
  4. Create an entry in the resellers file with minimal permissions with the following command:
    # echo "[username]:all" >> /var/cpanel/resellers
  5. Log in to WHM as the root user.
  6. Navigate to Home >> Resellers >> Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges.
  7. Select username from the list, Click Submit.
  8. Apply the desired permissions to the user, Click Save.

Note: replace [username] with Linux user id / login