Hosting Security Metadata File Templates

Plesk's hosting security metadata template files are XML files that contain default security rules to be included in separate instances of security metadata files for each hosting account. Separate security template files exist for the following types of hosting accounts - domains and web users. When a new hosting account is created, the security metadata file template corresponding to the account's type is used to create a separate instance of a security metadata file for the account. At the time of account creation, the metadata file contains the default security configuration for all hosted objects manageable by the account. The file is stored in the root folder of the file system segment that the account is authorized to access and manage. For example, the security metadata file for domain will be located in the %plesk_vhosts%\ directory.

The following security settings template files are used to create security metadata files when instantiating new hosting accounts:

  • %plesk_dir%\etc\hosting_template.xml
  • %plesk_dir%\etc\webuser_template.xml