How to set up two-factor authentication in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to set up two-factor authentication in cPanel.By enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) anyone accessing your cPanel account will need your password and the random code generated.  You’re able to set up two-factor authentication if you have one of the following:

Smartphone #

  • iOS (Apple)
  • Android

Google Chrome #

  • Browser

Operating Systems #

  • Mac OS
  • Windows 32/64bit
  • Linux

You can download the two-factor authentication app on your device by downloading via the authy app

How to enable two-factor authentication #

To enable 2FA, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the search bar, Type Two factor authentication then click it.
  3. Click Set Up Two-Factor Authentication
  4. Open the Authy app on your device and press add device located at the bottom
  5. Click scan QR code if you’re on your mobile or click enter key manually if you’re on a desktop
  6. Scan the QR code or enter the key in the app
  7. Click Save
  8. Enter the code generated in step 2 within cPanel
  9. Press Configure Two-Factor Authentication.
    2FA is now enabled within cPanel.

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How to reconfigure two-factor authentication #

To reconfigure 2FA, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the search bar, Type Two factor authentication then click it.
  3. Click reconfigure Two-Factor Authentication
  4. Open the Authy app on your device and press add device located at the bottom
  5. Click scan QR code if you’re on your mobile or click enter key manually if you’re on a desktop
  6. Scan the QR code or enter the key in the app
  7. Click Save
  8. Enter the code generated in step 2 within cPanel
  9. Press Configure Two-Factor Authentication.
    Your existing 2FA will now be changed to the latest one. The old one will no longer work

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How to remove two-factor authentication #

To remove 2FA, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the search bar, Type Two factor authentication then click it.
  3. Click remove Two-Factor Authentication.
  4. Confirm the removal of Two-Factor Authentication.
    2FA has now been removed.

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Updated on July 23, 2021