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User Manager


Contrib 10:
Contrib 9:
The latest version of smeserver-userpanel is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.

Contrib 10:
Contrib 9:
The latest version of smeserver-userpanels is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


  • For sme8
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-userpanel 
signal-event conf-userpanel
  • For sme9
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-userpanel 
signal-event conf-userpanel

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Panels are in separate rpms

server-manager > security > user panel access

The User Manager has two functions.

  • Selected /server-manager panels can be delegated to users.
  • Users can be given access to configure personal settings for themselves.

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There is another contribs, named Groupmembers_Panel, wich provides a modified groups panel to be used together with the UserManager contrib. In this panel only the members of the groups can be changed. All other functions like create, delete and editing the description are removed. The maintenance of groups can be delegated to normal users without the risk that they inadvertently delete groups.


To delegate panels to users on your internal network, open /server-manager > User Panel Access

Select a user to grant additional rights, users with extra panels granted are shown in Red.

You can select the global user to allow everyone to access specific panels, or a group to allow all the users in that group access.

Check the box next to the functions you wish to allow.

The userpanel-* functions are designed for users, although you may not want to assign all functions. By default the change password and email forwarding are allowed for all users, you can change this with the global user.

User Functions

Panels specifically for users are available in separate rpms, see below.

After the panels have been installed and delegated by admin, they are available for users at either or
Note, the s in https

  • /user alias

If is already used by another application it is possible to define another alias

 config set UserPanelAlias new-alias
 signal-event conf-userpanel

and use

To cancel this alias :

 config delete UserPanelAlias
 signal-event conf-userpanel is available again.

Important.png Note:
A log out menu is present now in the user-manager and the name of user logged is displayed also. Some time when you log out you can see Two frames with two login box, see bugzilla:8026.You simply need to refresh the web page by pressing F5 or ctrl+F5 key.


yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-mailsorting

Allows a user to configure mail rules

Procmail or maildrop is used to process your email on the server. It follows user defined rules. Common uses are to sort mail into folders or forward selected email on to other email addresses.

see Mailsorting

Vacation Message

yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-vacation

Allow a user to write and enable a vacation message.

see Vacation

SSH keys

yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-remoteuseraccess

Allow a user to add public keys from a remote shell account to this server. This allows a user to connect to this server with ssh without using a password, assuming that the user has been granted rssh or bash shell access.

see Remoteuseraccess


Change password
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-userpanels

Allow a user to change their password

Enter the existing password
Then the new one, and again to confirm.

The same function is available at /user-password and doesn't require the user-manager

Panel name to delegate 'userpanel-password'

Forward Mail
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-userpanels

Allow a user to forward their email messages.

  • Deliver email locally.

Mail is left on server for the user to access with their email client

  • Forward to address below.

Mail is forwarded to an alternate email address, eg

  • Both deliver locally and forward.

Mail is left on server and a copy is forwarded to an alternate email address.

Panel name to delegate 'userpanel-forwarding'

Data Backup
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-userpanels

Allow a user to backup and restore their data from the server to a file on her desktop PC. You can extract most files from the download with archive programs such as winzip. Email messaged are stored in a format that require special programs to open, either unix programs or a windows program such as winrar available from

  • File size

The data saved is from your home drive on the server, this also includes configuration files and mail on the server that isn't ordinarily visible to the user. Click the file size link to find out how much data you have. You may choose not to save the data if you have a large amount and a slow connection eg a dial up modem.

  • Backup to desktop

This will compress your data to a file 'username.tgz' and prompt you for a location to save it to, usually your PC's hard drive.

  • Verify desktop backup file

Verify prompts you for the location of the backup file then display a list of files in the archive.

  • Restore from desktop

Uploads the data to the server, this will overwrite any existing files with the same name.

Panel name to delegate 'userpanel-backup'

Restricted user creation
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-userpanels

Allow a user to create, delete or modify users within their own group.
Optionally restrict the number of users they can create.

  • Create users in a selected groups

Users will be created in the active group.
The active groups can be toggled from the available groups that are listed.
If you are only in one group this option is not displayed.

  • Limits to the number of users that can be created

Admin may place limits on the numbers of users that may be created

setting the group support to a limit of 15 users & verifying

db accounts setprop groupLimit support 15
db accounts show groupLimit


  • For sme8
yum remove smeserver-userpanel 
signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-userpanel component or use this link

Below is an overview of the current issues for this contrib:

8042SME Contribs8.0CONFIRMEDpages are not translated

Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-userpanels component or use this link

Below is an overview of the current issues for this contrib:

No open bugs found.


Only released version in smecontrib are listed here.


smeserver-userpanel Changelog: SME 10 (smecontribs)

2022/12/01 Jean-Philippe Pialasse 1.4-6.sme
- fix translation not expanded [SME: 10261]
- fix httpd admin stopped [SME: 12249]

 moved actions before template and service actions
removed inline expand and restart
2022/11/22 Jean-Philippe Pialasse 1.4-5.sme
- prevent manager locking on reconfiguration [SME: 12235]

2022/08/01 Jean-Philippe Pialasse 1.4-4.sme
- update to httpd 2.4 access syntax [SME: 12064]

 thanks to Vasarhelyi Zsolt

- fix call to svc in place of systemctl [SME: 11390]

- remove reference to info.txt [SME: 10964]

2021/02/23 Jean-Philippe Pialasse 1.4-3.sme
- add -update event to avoid reboot [SME: 11079]

also fix detection of userpassword file
2020/11/02 Michel Begue 1.4-2.sme
- Initial release for sme10 [SME: 11079]


smeserver-userpanels Changelog: SME 10 (smecontribs)
2021/08/25 Terry Fage 1.3-3.sme
- apply locale 2021-08-25 patch
2021/02/23 Jean-Philipe Pialasse 1.3-2.sme
- add empty -update event [SME: 11080]
2020/11/02 michel begue 1.3-1.sme
- First import to SME10 [SME: 11080]
2016/06/22 stephane de labrusse 1.1-5.sme
- Removed dungog software links
2016/03/09 JP Pialasse 1.1-3.sme
- apply locale 2016-03-09 patch