I am from a marketing firm which now has a development team, which i am part of. We have been tasked with finding a few freelancers who can come in and work when either me and the other developer is off, on holiday, ill etc. Now, in these circumstances, we don't want the freelancers to be asking questions all day, and so a Developer Guide was deemed a good idea. However..
How do we manage the password control for these freelancers?
- Giving them the root passwords to everything we've worked? This choice isn't supported by us.
- Creating a new user for every website would also be time consuming. Not only that, but paid services or accessing our clients services would also require a new login, creating costs and hassling high profile clients for some logins that would rather not be bothered.
How else does anyone manage passwords for temporary freelancers? Attempt to trust them or go through the hassle of creating temporary logins?
Or is there a 3rd option we haven't considered yet?