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What is Whitelist Management in cPHulk?

Posted by Allura on 11 03 2019.

cPHulk is a service that protects your server against brute force attacks. Brute force attacks use automated system to presume the passcode of your web server. Hence, cPHulk is employed to monitor the cPanel services, Mail services, WHM servces, Secure Shell(SSH) access and the PureFTPd service.
Whitelist Management
This option lets you manage the IP addresses on your server’s whitelist. The IP addresses included in the whitelist are those for which cPHulk always give permission to login to your server. It is  highly recommended you make sure that your own IP address is added to the whitelist so that the root account does not get locked out. A warning message is displayed in case your IP address in not included in the whitelist. You can add your IP address to the whitelist by clicking on ‘Add to Wishlist’ in the notification column.Steps to add IP Addresses to cPHulk’s WhitelistIn the ‘New…

cPHulk is a service that protects your server against brute force attacks. Brute force attacks use automated system to presume the passcode of your web server. Hence, cPHulk is employed to monitor the cPanel services, Mail services, WHM servces, Secure Shell(SSH) access and the PureFTPd service.

Whitelist Management

This option lets you manage the IP addresses on your server’s whitelist. The IP addresses included in the whitelist are those for which cPHulk always give permission to login to your server. It is  highly recommended you make sure that your own IP address is added to the whitelist so that the root account does not get locked out. A warning message is displayed in case your IP address in not included in the whitelist. You can add your IP address to the whitelist by clicking on ‘Add to Wishlist’ in the notification column.

Steps to add IP Addresses to cPHulk’s Whitelist

  1. In the ‘New Whitelist Records ‘ text box, enter one or multiple IP addresses, one every line in the CIDR format.
  2. You can add any comments of you desire in the ‘Comment’ text box. The comment you add will be displayed against each of the IP addresses.
  3. Hit ‘Add’.

Steps to Remove IP Addresses from the cPHulk’s Whitelist

You can delete one or multiple IP addresses from the whitelist. To delete a single IP addres, all you have to do is hit ‘Delete’ located to the right of the IP address.

In order to delete multiple IP addresses from the whitelist, you have to pursue the following steps:

  1. Choose the checkboxes along the left of the addresses you want to remove or select the checkbox at the left of the IP Address heading to select all of them.
  2. Hit the gear icon located on the top right of the list.
  3. Hit ‘Delete Selected’

You can also select the ‘Delete All ‘ option under the gear icon placed on the top right of the list.

How to Edit a Comment

You can also alter the comment that you had initially entered against each IP address. In order to do that, all you have to do is:

  1. On the righ side of that IP address, click ‘Edit’.
  2. Towards the left, a ‘Comment’ text box will appar.
  3. Now enter the new comment the ‘Comment’ text box.
  4. Click ‘Update’ to confirm the change or ‘Cancel’ to remove it.

Conclusion

All details pertaining to whitelist and its management has been talked about in this article.