I’m deeply confused by dreamhost’s account and user system. And it’s not just me. I’m trying to transfer ownership of one of my accounts to another user and he can’t understand dreamhost’s system either.
Primarily I want to understand it and not just get my immediate question answered. So ideally there’d be some diagram somewhere that lays out the difference between accounts, users, webID and whatever else is involved. (BTW, I’m surprised I can’t find such a diagram in the Wiki.)
Lacking that… here’s the specific issues I’m running into…
a) setting up a website for someone then transferring ownership of that site to them. My name is Mike Davis, my webid is mikdavNN the person who I’m trying to transfer it to is John Smith… it seems goofy to me to have John have a webid of the form mikdavNN, especially if John is merely the next webmaster for a company and not the final one. So… a few years down the road when John needs to transfer it to someone else… wtf? Note, btw, this may be a 2 part question … how SHOULD I have created the account in the first place but now that I actually have an existing account, how do take this current one and transfer it.
b) giving other users full access to the web control panel. Ideally in a company several people have the ability to change things (redundancy for the “hit by a bus” scenario). What’s the best practice here? One “login” then share the password?
c) I apparently can log into my account using either my webID or my ‘primary email address’? Does webID give me more/less access to features than the ‘primary email address’? Is there a way to transfer the ‘webID’ to a different email address?