Two-factor authentication is very strong way of securing your online assets over the internet world. Whether it’s about your server security or even your website, this method protects you in very efficient manners. If you are going to have this feature, it’s very easy to set up security measure using your mobile phone device. In other words, it’s considered an additional security fence for your cPanel that requires a security code upon every successful login turn. When you are logged in to your WHM using your correct credentials, you would be required to provide the code generated by that security plugin like Google Authenticator. Let us explain it step by step for you and tell you the advantages of using this security feature.
Setting Up Two-factor authentication
The initial process starts from the Web Host Manager (WHM). Within the search bar located on the left panel of the page you need to type “Two-Factor Authentication”. Hover your cursor to Two-Factor Authentication tab and proceed to click on Manage My Account. You’ll be prompted for a step by step guide that appears like seen in below picture.
Next you will need an authenticator application installed on your smartphone. During this specific example we used Google Authenticator on a mobile device. The appliance will offer a “Scan Barcode” option of which you’d scan the barcode displayed on WHM. Once it is scanned then the authenticator option will show some information to you about your service alongside a short authentication code. Use this code to fill out the steps on WHM and you’ll see like in picture below.
Now you are all set on Two-factor authentication, just provide your credentials of cPanel and you will see the page like below picture where you will be required to input the security code.
Why You Should Use Two-factor authentication Feature
The foremost advantage of using Two-Factor Authentication is additional security. Security is extremely important when it involves protecting data. 2FA offers a primary solid solution to a worst case scenario; if your password was stolen. Generally, if your password was stolen and cracked, the hacker would have full access to what’s in your account, assuming they have also cracked the root admin user password. With 2FA active, a hacked password isn’t sufficient enough for a hacker to access your information/data. They might physically need the device setup together with your 2FA account to look at the generated security code. This facility makes it tremendously challenging and even impossible to hack your account via WHM. As a team dedicated to making your online hosting journey the simplest it are often , iiohost highly recommends the utilization of Two-Factor Authentication security feature.