WHMCS and Virtualmin error on create-domain

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#1 Fri, 01/01/2016 - 23:37

WHMCS and Virtualmin error on create-domain

Hi there, I'm new to the forums but I've been using Virtualmin for a while.

I've spent HOURS over the last few weeks trying to get WHMCS to provision servers in Virtualmin GPL. I've read through all of the relevant documentation and forum posts a hundred times, and nothing makes it work.

I've got Module Logging enabled in WHMCS so I've got specific errors, I just don't know what to change to get past them. First off, I've had to put the root login and password in WHMCS against the server because setting up a new one with EXACTLY the same permissions fails to log in. This is something I want to fix once I can actually provision a server.

The error that I get when i accept an order (which should run the create-domain virtualmin function) comes back with:

Nginx cannot be enabled for a domain without a Unix user
Adds a new Virtualmin virtual server, with the settings and features
specified on the command line.
virtualmin create-domain --domain domain.name
                         --pass password-for-unix-user |
                         --passfile password-file
                        [--parent domain.name | --alias domain.name |
                         --alias-with-mail domain.name |
                         --superdom domain.name]
                        [--desc description-for-domain]
                        [--email contact-email]
                        [--user new-unix-user]
                        [--group new-unix-group]
                        [--default-features] | [--features-from-plan]
                        [--allocate-ip | --ip virtual.ip.address |
                         --shared-ip existing.ip.address]
                        [--dns-ip address | --no-dns-ip]
                        [--max-doms domains|*]
                        [--max-aliasdoms domains]
                        [--max-realdoms domains]
                        [--max-mailboxes boxes]
                        [--max-dbs databases]
                        [--max-aliases aliases]
                        [--quota quota-for-domain|UNLIMITED]
                        [--uquota quota-for-unix-user|UNLIMITED]
                        [--bandwidth bytes]
                        [--template "name"]
                        [--plan "name"]
                        [--suffix username-prefix]
                        [--db database-name]
                        [--fwdto email-address]
                        [--reseller name]
                        [--mysql-pass password]
                        [--field-name value]*
Exit status: 256

The API sent through this block (I've changed the domain, user and email for security):

    [program] => create-domain
    [domain] => domain.name
    [user] => domainname
    [pass] => 87brt8m6YY
    [email] => email@address.com
    [template] => Default Settings
    [plan] => Shared 1GB
    [features-from-plan] =>

The template and plan do exist and the names are EXACTLY the same between WHMCS and Virtualmin. I haven't touched the Default Settings template since Virtualmin was installed.

As far as I can figure out, the create-domain API call isn't creating a unix user (which it must do when you manually create a server in Virtualmin because I have about 40 unix users on the server, one for each server).

I've gone through every setting I can find in both WHMCS and Virtualmin looking for anything to do with creating a unix user and can't find anything. All of the forum posts I see just say "set it up and it works, no difficult config required" but of course that doesn't happen for me.

If anyone has any input, I would be very appreciative. I hope the above is enough to explain the issue.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 02:51

Just bumping this, hoping that someone might be able to help

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 02:47

In case anyone comes across this in the future, there's a setting in the Virtualmin PLAN called "Administration user" which must be enabled.

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:49 (Reply to #3)

thank you, thank you very very much!

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