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Managing the Consultant’s vs. the Client’s identities when installing plugins

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    Dr Ron Suarez
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    Akismet, Jetpack, Intense Debate and many other plugins require you to link “your account” to do authentication of your identity and complete installation. But who are “You?” Sometimes it is ok to use your identity as the consultant, but other times you need to use the identity of your client to set these up in a way that makes sense for the future. One of the things that I have done to to create a new email address that forwards to me and my client, then I use that identity to create new accounts that I can share with a client. If they cease to want to do business with me in the future, then they need to have the email address associated with their account changed. In the meantime either of us can login and assume this new identity. And, this approach assumes that the other “system” lets you change your primary email address.

    I am curious if anyone has seen discussions about this issue and whether anybody has compiled a lit of the plugins for which identity management is or is not an issue. For example, I have assumed that is does not matter if my identity is used for the Akismet plugin, but if I am setting up Eventbrite and that has to be linked to a client’s Paypal account, I obviously should not use my primary email address.

    #2064
    Steve
    Keymaster

    Dr. Ron– I always have the clients setup their own accounts… I figure it’s their site.

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