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How to setup Two Factor authentication for WHM?

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Earlier, we have covered the setup of two-factor authentication for individual cPanel account. If you’re a reseller or a root, then having 2FA will provide prevention from unwanted logins for the accounts. Learn, How to setup Two Factor authentication for WHM?


1. First, login into WHM panel,

https://your-domain.com:2087 or https://IP-address: 2087 or https://server-hostname: 2087.

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2. Navigate to Security Center → Two-Factor Authentication.

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3. Next, navigate to Manage My Account.

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4. Click on Set Up Two-Factor Authentication.

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5. Here, you have two options to set up 2-FA,

a) By Scanning QR codes directly from the Authenticator App.

b) By Manually Entering User and Key in Authenticator App.

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6. For this article, we will go ahead with the QR Code option. Open Authenticator App & Click on “+” button → Click on Scan a QR code → Place displayed QR Code within red-lines.

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6. Enter the SIX Digit 2FA security code for the verification → Click on Configure Two-Factor Authentication.

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7. Congratulations! You have sucessfully configured the Two-Factor Authentication for WHM.


Conclusion

Now that we’ve gone over how to set up two-factor authentication for the WHM panel. There are two-factor authentication applications for every platform in the market, and you can choose any of those for a 2FA setup.

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