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How to enable two-factor authentication for resellers in WHM

How to enable two-factor authentication for resellers in WHM

Two-factor authentication is one of the excellent feature in Web Host Manager (WHM) to secure your WHM. This protects you from unauthorized WHM login and secure your WHM account at its best. This is quite simple and straight forward to enable and very easy to manage as well.

Two-factor authentication feature has enhanced your data security and enable you to keep your WHM and cPanel account and its all data secure. By this you can set your highly secure password for WHM and can also add a security code to it. So whenever you try to login via password, it would also need security code to authenticate and if this is added correctly, you will have access else your login will be rejected.


When you use Two-factor authentication, an application on your mobile phone or smartphone generates a security code that you will have to enter along with your password. In case you do not provide security code, it would be failed to login. If this is enabled, you must have to enter the code.

To configure Two-factor authentication for your hosting account, you need to follow these steps:
1.Log in to your Web Host Manager with user name and password.

2.Search for Two-factor authentication and click on it.

3.It will show you if this is enabled or disabled on server.

4.You can change this to enable and it will take you to the next step.

5.Click the Settings tab. In the Issuer text box, type the name you want to use.

6.Click Save.

7.Click the Manage My Account tab, and then click on setup Two-Factor Authentication. This creates a link between your account and your Two-factor authentication app:

•To automatically create the link, scan the displayed QR code on the screen with your app.
•To manually create the link, type the provided Account and Key information into your app.

8.In the Security Code text box, type the code that appears in your app.

9.Click Configure Two-Factor Authentication. Two-factor authentication is now active for your account.


In addition to your own account, you can manage Two-factor authentication for your user accounts. To do this, follow these steps:

1.Log in to Web Host Manager.

2.In the search box at the upper left of the WHM screen, start typing factor, and then click Two-Factor Authentication when it becomes visible:

3.Click the Manage Users tab:

•To disable Two-factor authentication for a specific user account, under Actions, click Disable. Alternatively, you can select the check box next to the account, click the gear icon at the top right of the list, and then click Remove Selected.

•To disable Two-factor authentication for all of your user accounts, click the gear icon at the top right of the list, and then select Disable All.

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