Resellers naturally want to hide the fact that their business is selling resources of their hosting providers. If the customers know this fact, they may refuse the resellers' offerings and subscribe directly to the hosting provider. To avoid this, Business Manager allows resellers to use their own domains names as access points to the system.
When a reseller asks you to configure the access with a branded domain name, perform the following steps:
Below we discuss these steps in more details.
Define what Panel serves the reseller's subscription
To see the host name of Panel that serves the reseller's subscription, go to the Business Operations > Subscriptions page and open the subscription page.
If the subscription is created on a remote Panel (a Panel installed on a different host), ask the resellers to provide you with two domain names: you will need the to replace both Panel host name and Business Manager host name to which customers are redirected for authorization purposes. If the Panel that serves the reseller's subscription is local (installed on a single host with Business Manager), one domain name is enough.
Adjust DNS settings
This step requires your cooperation with the reseller. You can make the domain names point to your IP addresses the following ways:
Adjust the domain name branding on the Panel server.
If the Panel that serves reseller's subscription, skip this step. Otherwise, configure the Panel host to redirect visitors of the <remote_reseller_host> to Business Manager SSO page. To perform this configuration, run the following command on the remote Panel server:
/usr/local/psa/bin/sso --set-branded-idp -domain<remoteresellerhost>
%plesk_dir%\bin\sso.exe --set-branded-idp -domain<remoteresellerhost>
%plesk_dir%is a directory in which the Panel is installed.
Change the reseller's URLs
Update the reseller's Business Manager URL for customers and Online store URL to the new domain name. To do this, log in as the reseller and go to the Business Setup > All Settings > Branding.
After performing these steps, the reseller's customers access Business Manager and panel with URLs like the these:
Note: if the subscription is served by the local Panel, then the <reseller_host_1> and <reseller_host_2> are equal.