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WHM: How to manage two-factor authentication

This article provides you with information and steps to manage two factor authentication on your Business VPS.



Two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA or two-step verification, is an optional feature designed to prevent anyone but you from accessing your hosting account by requiring two forms of identity verification: your password and an authentication code. 2FA is ideal for anyone looking to increase their account security because stealing your password isn’t enough for a hacker to access your account. They would also need access to your mobile device or email account, depending on how you set it up. 


When you use 2FA, an application on your smartphone generates a code that you must enter with your password to log in to WHM. Without an application to generate the security codes, you cannot log in.


cPanel recommends the following apps for use with 2FA:



To configure 2FA for your WHM, follow these steps:



Step 1– Login to WHM

  • Please see article on how to login to WHM here.



Step 2– Click on Two-Factor Authentication




Step 3– Click on Manage My account

  • Scan the IRQ code presented with the app you downloaded on your phone.
  • Enter the security code provided by the app.
  • Then Click Configure Two-Factor Authentication.




Step 4– Once completed click to enable the security policy

TIP: To see more articles related to WHM please see this category here.

Updated on March 6, 2023

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