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The Two Factor Authentication in cPanel & WHM

Posted by Jamison on 18 04 2016.

Although cPanel & WHM makes use of highly safe and secure protocols to provide protection for all users against numerous threats, the previous versions still encountered some issues. Fortunately though, the team behind this Linux-based control panel strives hard every single day to improve upon its security measures.

 

With the introduction of cPanel & WHM version 54, users will feel even more protected against dangers both online and offline. This is all thanks to the new Two Factor Authentication technology now incorporated into both interfaces.

 

A Look at the Authentication System

 

Before the release of version 54, many cPanel and WHM users have already requested for this security feature. In fact, according to a cPanel blog post, it is one of the features most requested for by users. Because the team constantly strives hard to cater to their customers’ needs, they have finally incorporated the system into the latest cPanel & WHM version…

Although cPanel & WHM makes use of highly safe and secure protocols to provide protection for all users against numerous threats, the previous versions still encountered some issues. Fortunately though, the team behind this Linux-based control panel strives hard every single day to improve upon its security measures.

 

With the introduction of cPanel & WHM version 54, users will feel even more protected against dangers both online and offline. This is all thanks to the new Two Factor Authentication technology now incorporated into both interfaces.

 

A Look at the Authentication System

 

Before the release of version 54, many cPanel and WHM users have already requested for this security feature. In fact, according to a cPanel blog post, it is one of the features most requested for by users. Because the team constantly strives hard to cater to their customers’ needs, they have finally incorporated the system into the latest cPanel & WHM version 54. All in all, this invaluable feature makes accounts more secure and protects them from the dangers lurking all over the World Wide Web and the Internet in general.

 

The Concern about the Changes

 

However, third party integrators cited their concerns involving the changes the API system underwent. The possibility of complications whenever the API calls the third party integrators cPanel & WHM controls. These complications led to breaks for accounts with the enabling of the Two Factor Authentication.

 

The Solution

 

Third party integrators no longer have to worry much about these issues. The team has come up with a workaround for it, preventing breakage while still allowing integrators the chance to run updates on applications.

 

The solution? Hide the access to the WHM User Interface. Enabling it is still possible, and root administrators just have to create a touch file using this command:

 

touch /var/cpanel/enable_twofactor_ui && /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/themes/x/rebuildtmpl

 

Some third party applications may still break and result in the improper storage of data, but the experts are working on the authentication system to prevent further issues. In the event you do encounter any problem, know that the technical support team of cPanel & WHM are ready to help you resolve them.

 

No Worries for Users Running a Stock System

For those who are using a stock system for their cPanel & WHM account, meaning there are no third party applications integrated in them, or those who have not customized their APIs, enabling the Two Factor Authentication system should not yield any issue.

 

More Advice when Using the Two Factor Authentication System

 

The Two Factor Authentication System is definitely one of the best security measures you can use for cPanel & WHM. And since it is already out with the latest version, there is no reason for you not to use it, unless you are running on a system other than a stock. If you are using third party applications or customized APIs, you should spend as much time as you possibly can in testing your applications and programs with the Two Factor Authentication.