Sub Accounts

April 2, 2017

Sub-Accounts offer a powerful and easy way to consolidate billing between many users. They allow users to have the freedom of their own account without having to scatter your billing information.

Terminology

A Parent Account is a normal storehouse account that has created sub-accounts. Parent accounts are created by using the Sign Up form on The Storehouse website.

A Sub-Account is an account that is managed through another account. Sub-accounts are created via the sub-accounts page.

Sub-Account Billing

Sub-Accounts are free with any Storehouse account. To begin using this feature, navigate to Account > Sub-Accounts and create an account. At the end of each billing cycle, all charges for all sub-accounts are calculated and applied to the parent account's bill. The invoice shows which user incurred which charges, giving you powerful tracking tools. Only one bill is calculated for the parent account

Sub-Accounts, like any other Storehouse account, are only billed for services used by that account.

Sub-Account Permissions

Although sub-accounts share many of the permissions of their parent account, there are a few key differences between the two.

Certain actions are automatically restricted for sub-accounts. Specifically, these are actions related to billing (which is handled through the parent account) and creating other sub-accounts. We do not allow sub-accounts to create other sub-accounts to prevent long chains of accounts that serve little logical purpose.

Sub-Accounts can create their own projects. Keep in mind these projects are billed like any other Storehouse project. You can also bar a user from using The Storehouse without removing their account. When an account is locked, they will not be able to log in to The Storehouse web interface as well as accessing any project data.