OpenSRS Management Interface

We occasionally get questions about the difference web interfaces that are part of OpenSRS. We're in the midst of a transition from the original web-based management console to a completely new interface. Here's a listing of the different systems so you'll know what we mean when we talk about each:

  • Reseller Web Interface (RWI) - the original OpenSRS web interface. This is still used for management of domain names, and for account management including account funding and things like editing account details. There is both an RWI for "Live" and also a test environment sometimes referred to as "Horizon".
  • Control Panel - the replacement for the RWI that was introduced about two years ago. You can manage domain name registrations in either the RWI or the Control Panel. The Control Panel is the only place where you can manage trust services (SSL certificates, malware scan services and TRUSTe) as well as goMobi. The Control Panel will eventually completely replace the RWI to provide a single management interface. There are both "Live" and "Test" versions of the Control Panel. Currently, the only way to access the Control Panel is via the RWI.
  • Mail Administration Center (MAC) - the administration console for OpenSRS Email Service. There is a different MAC for Cluster A and B, as well as a MAC that is tied to the Production Test Environment. You'll need to log into the MAC for the Cluster you have been assigned to. Check with Support if you are unsure of which Cluster you are assigned to, or what your login credentials are.
  • Storefront Manager - the area where users of OpenSRS Storefront manage Storefront settings, including pricing, themes and customizations. Customers with domains purchased through Storefront manage their domain settings through an end-user area within the Storefront itself.
  • Manage Web Interface (MWI) - the end-user domain management console that is available if a reseller doesn't provide their own interfaces to manage domain names (DNS, WHOIS information, etc.) 
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