Using Two-Factor Authentication
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What Is Two-Factor Authentication?
Two-factor authentication is a way of confirming someone’s credentials through two methods. For example, you must provide a password on the website along with your username AND a text message will be sent to the phone you put on file when registering the account. Once you provide the pin code from your text message online you’ll have authenticated your information from two different sources.
How Do I Configure Two-Factor Authentication In WHM?
To setup two-factor authentication on WHM, follow the guide below.
Here are 3 options for you:
- Google Authenticator – Android, Blackberry and iOS
- Duo Mobile – Android and iOS
- Authenticator – Windows Phone
How To Configure Two-Factor Authentication (OAUTH)
Step One: Log in to your WHM account
Step Two: Search for “two-factor” in the WHM search bar (1) >> Choose Two-Factor Authentication under Security Center (2) >> and review Two-Factor Authentication (3).
Step Three: Click the ON/OFF switch to ON and enable the service
Step Four: The system will automatically configure your issuer information in the text box with your host-name under the Settings tab. By default, your host-name will be selected. Feel free to change this or leave it as is. Click on Save when done.
Step Five: Click the Manage Users tab. Manage Users provides the ability to manage all users that have access to your WHM. Here you can select users independently and disable there access by selecting the checkbox next to their name. Or you can select all users by selecting the check box to the top left. Once checked, click on the settings icon in the top-right to disable or remove the selected users.
Step Six: Select the Manage My Account tab and click the Set Up Two-Factor Authentication button.
Step Seven: You’ll be provided with two options, you only need to use one method
b.) Manual Configuration – Enter the account and Key information into the mobile phone application
Step Eight: Now move to your mobile device. The Mobile application will display a 6 digit security code
Step Nine: Enter the 6 digit security code into the Security Code text box
Step Ten: Click the Configure Two-Factor Authentication button
Step Eleven: Confirmation will appear if done properly
Two-Factor should now be enabled on your WHM
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For more direct information, please review Two-Factor Authentication for WHM from WHM documentation here
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