Two-factor authentication allows you to make your WHM logins more secure by using a code generated from a smartphone authenticator application.
Note that you will need to have root access in order to enable two-factor authentication.
Login to WHM
In the search bar, type in “Two-Factor Authentication”, or go to the Security Center section to find it. Click on Two-Factor Authentication to begin
Click on the OFF/ON slide bar to enable Two-Factor Authentication
Once the policy is enabled, you can leave the ISSUER to the default name (based on your server), or you can type in a name. Click on SAVE once the name has been selected.
Next, click on Manage My Account
Here you will see STATUS: Not Configured. Click on Setup Two-Factor Authentication. You will need your smartphone for this part.
You will then be required to scan the barcode that appears. Open Google Authenticator and you will see the option to scan the barcode.
Once the barcode is scanned, you will be given a 6-digit code. On your computer, scroll down until you get to the section where you can enter the code. Note that the code on your phone will change in 30 seconds, so if you’re unable to get the first code typed in within that period, you will need to use the next code.
When the code is entered in correctly, you will see a confirmation message in WHM and the status will read CONFIGURED.
When the code has been accepted, you can test your two-factor authentication by logging out and then logging back into the WHM.
You will be required to type in your normal user name and password, but then afterwards, you will be prompted to enter the 6-digit code provided by to you by the Google Authenticator.
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