iManager allows a Virtual Server
administrator to use their favorite browser client (Netscape Navigator,
MSIE, etc.) to perform simple file manipulation tasks such as uploading
files, copying files, deleting files, and much more. The iManager
"wizards" walk you through a step by step process for each task.
The iManager utility allows both administrative access as
well as access for each Virtual Server User Account
configured on your Virtual Server.
However, those with user accounts are
restricted to operate only in their own home directories.
Thus each user is afforded the convenience of using the iManager
wizards interface, and the administrator is assured that security is
We have also authored an interactive Virtual Server administrator utility,
iRoot, which allows a
Virtual Server administrator to remotely perform routine
administrative tasks such as adding user accounts, removing user accounts,
adding and deleting e-mail aliases, and many more.
To install iManager 1.0, do the following according to your Virtual Server O/S.
FreeBSD & Solaris
iManager 1.0 is not available for FreeBSD and Solaris. Try this:
Connect to your Virtual Server via Telnet or SSH
and issue this command:
% vinstall imanager
If you don't know the Virtual Server O/S, try the following:
You can now start the iManager utility by accessing the following URL.
Either open the URL with your browser directly, or for easier access,
link the URL above to either text or an image on one (or more) of your
When starting iManager, you will be asked
to provide a valid login and password.
The login and password can be one of any found in your ~/etc/passwd
file. So, you can use either your administrative login and password
or one of your authorized users can use his or her user account login and password
to gain access to the iManager utilities.
iManager also requires a path specification before starting.
The path specification is the directory or file that iManager will
use as its current working directory or currently selected file
If a login other than the administrative login is specified,
the path specification is checked against the home directory of the
user (as listed in the ~/etc/passwd file). If the path specification
is outside of the user's home directory, access is denied. Each
non-administrative user is only allowed access to the iManager utilities inside
of his or her home directory. There is no such such restriction placed on
the administrative login.
The iManager interface is subdivided into multiple sections,
each of which is comprised of one or more "wizards".
The wizards allow you to perform specific operations on the
currently selected file or in the current working directory.
For example, initiate an iManager session on your server.
Authenicate yourself with your Virtual Server administrative
login/password pair. Change the Path Specification to
"/usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/index.html" and select the
"Start iManager" button. iManager will launch and you will
be presented with the following sections.
Currently Selected File
This section is used to perform operations on the currently
selected file. You can either change the currently selected
file or use the textarea to make changes to the currently
selected file and upload the changes to the server.
Current Working Directory
This section is used to perform operations on the current
working directory. You can change the current working
directory or perform operations on files and directories
within the current working directory.
Upload File to Current Working Directory
This section is used to upload files on your computer to your
Make New Directory
This section allows you to create a new directory in the current
This section allows you to change the password for the current
You can customize the look and feel of iManager by modifying
the ~/www/cgi-bin/imanager/header and ~/www/cgi-bin/imanager/footer files
which contain the "open body" tag (
and "close body" tag (
respectively. You can even use iManager itself to edit these files.