The term Two-factor authentication (2FA) can be defined as an improved security measure which requires two forms of identification: 1) your password, and 2) a security code which is generated. When 2FA is enabled, an application on your smartphone supplies a code that you must enter with your password to log in, which becomes impossible if you are without your smartphone.
It is important to remember that Two-factor authentication requires a smartphone with a supported time-based one-time password (TOTP) app. The following apps are suggested:
If you want to use this feature, your system administrators have to enable it for you. You can ask them to perform the following steps in WHM:
If you want to configure two-factor authentication, you have to perform the following steps:
It is important to remember that the 2FA app generates a new six-digit security code for your cPanel account every 30 seconds.
It is important to remember that you must enter the security code within 30 seconds. If you fail to do so and the time expires then the app will generate a new six-digit code.
If you happen to see a ‘Failed to set user configuration: The security code is invalid’ error, then you have to understand that a problem may exist with the date and time settings on your server. The way to fix the issue is to contact your hosting provider or system administrator.
If you want to remove the two-factor authentication, you can simply click on Remove Two-Factor Authentication.
If you want to reconfigure the two-factor authentication, you have to click on Reconfigure. After that follow the steps to configure two-factor authentication.
It is important to remember that if you choose to reconfigure 2FA for your account then any existing configurations will not be able to produce valid security codes.
This review details upon the concept of Two- factor authentication (2FA) and also the process to implement it.