What is Two Factor Authentication?
Two-factor authentication is also known as 2FA. It strengthens access security by requiring two methods to verify your identity.
Two-factor authentication methods rely on a user providing a password as the first factor and a second, different factor — usually either a security token or a biometric factor, such as a fingerprint or facial scan.
2FA protects against phishing, social engineering, and password brute-force attacks and secures your logins from attackers exploiting weak or stolen credentials. So it’s better to enable two-factor authentication in cPanel accounts.
Note: You need WHM access with the root user to enable this function.
Steps to enable two-factor authentication in cPanel.
- Login to WHM Panel as root user.
- Under the Security Center menu, click on the Two-Factor Authentication.
- On the new page, click on the button to enable Two-factor authentication.
- Click on the Save button to save settings.
- Log in to the cPanel account for which you want to enable 2FA.
- Under the Security tab, Click on Two-Factor Authentication.
- On the new page, click on the Set Up Two-Factor Authentication button.
- Scan the QR code with the Google Authentication application. If you don’t have a QR reader and want to set up multi-factor authentication you need to enter details provided manually in the application.
- Once you have done the above step, you will get a six-digit code generated by the Google Authentication app. You need to enter the security code in the box below and click Configure Two-Factor Authentication.
Once done, you will receive a success message, which means two-factor authentication is enabled on your cPanel account. Now, you are required to enter the code whenever you log in to the cPanel.
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