Much thanks to the User Preferences interface in your cPanel interface, you can perform a variety of tasks and changes to make your experience better and more personalized. For instance, you can change your password here to make it stronger, you can enable both the External Authentication and the Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) processes here, link and unlink accounts, as well as several other customizations.
When you want to change your password, especially to make it stronger and more secure, just follow these steps:
There is more to changing your password than just this though. Since you want to prevent unauthorized access to your account you should generate a strong password, for the security and safety sake.
To create strong and difficult-to-hack passwords, you should combine letters, symbols, and numbers.
Enabling the External Authentication Process
System administrators may provide you with the opportunity to link your cPanel account with a third party offering external authentication. You can then use this feature to log in to your account.
With this external authentication, you simply have to click on the icon for the third party site you prefer to use (Facebook, google, WHMCS, and your web host provider’s portal). You can also use your cPanelID as the authenticator. The primary benefit of enabling this feature is that you no longer have to keep memorizing credentials, such as email addresses, usernames, and passwords.
Under the Password & Security interface, you will find the External Authentication interface. It provides you with a list of credentials for providers offering OpenID Connect-compliant identity services. When you have accounts under any of these providers, you can use link the same credentials on unlink them to both your cPanel and WHM accounts.
Linking Accounts for External Authentication
When you want to use external authentication for your cPanel, WHM, or even your Webmail accounts, you just have to follow these steps:
Unlinking Accounts to Remove External Authentication
In the event you want to cut the connection between and your cPanel account and an identity provider, just follow these two steps: