How to enable Two-Factor Authentication on cPanel? Print

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Enabling Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on your cPanel account will surely keep hackers out from your cPanel account even when your account details gets compromised. This function allows you to configure two-factor authentication (2FA), an improved security measure for the login interface of cPanel & WHM. Two-factor authentication requires two forms of identification:
  • Your password
  • A generated security code

When you enable 2FA, an application on your smartphone supplies a code that you must enter with your password to log in. Without your smartphone, you cannot log in. 



Two-Factor Authentication requires a smartphone with a supported time-based one-time password (TOTP) app. We suggest the following apps:

How to enable Two-Factor Authentication on cPanel?

1. Log into your cPanel account. 

2. In "Security" section, click on Two-Factor Authentication

3. Click Set Up Two-Factor Authentication

4. Scan the QR Code on your mobile phone using the App you installed earlier.

5. Enter the six-digit code that is shown on your mobile phone into the box and click Configure Two-Factor Authentication.

That's all, Two-Factor Authentication should be enabled on your cPanel account now. You can check by logging out from your cPanel account and then log in again. You should see a page asking for secret code upon logging in.

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