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Discussion in 'Security' started by toplisek, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. toplisek

    toplisek Well-Known Member

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    Which steps to be taken to secure login attempts only using valid digital certificate on local PC?
     
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    Hello,

    It's not currently possible to access cPanel without entering the account password unless you were to utilize an external authentication provider. We document more information about external authentication at:

    Guide to External Authentication - Software Development Kit - cPanel Documentation
    Manage External Authentications - Version 70 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    For instance, if you were to setup external authentication using Google as the provider, you'd sign in to your Google account to access cPanel (Google provides a method to authenticate with a mobile device).

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    I have noticed it is all the time message like cPanel Hulk Brute Force Protection:Excessive Number of Failed Login Attempts. It is time consuming to validated all the time IP's as black list.
     
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    Hello,

    One option to consider is to modify your cPHulk configuration to allow more login failures if you want to allow legitimate users more failed login attempts before they are locked out.

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    I have set this option. Can be limited attempts as there are excessive number of failed login attempts all the time as it is not secured to specific IP range like Germany limitation as there are also attempts from Asia.
     
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    We offer the ability to whitelist or blacklist access by country with cPhulk in cPanel & WHM version 70:

    70 Release Notes - Version 70 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    Is this what you are looking for?

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    Is it version 70 as a recommended stable version due to upgrade from 68 or any issue can arise?
     
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    Hello,

    cPanel & WHM version 70 is only available on the Current and Edge build tiers at this time. You can read more about build tiers and the release process at:

    Product Versions and the Release Process - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

    Generally, you should wait until it reaches the Release build tier before updating a production server. It's tentatively planned for publication to the Release build tier next month.

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    Thank you for this information. This is the big improvement.
     
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    I'm not sure if this helps in your situation, but you can use Host Access Control to limit cpanel access.
    I have Cpanel limited to my work IP (static), and a small range of IP's from my home ISP. (dynamic)


    To set up a rule, you will need to add the service you wish to create the rule for, the IP address(es) you wish to allow or deny, and then the action to be taken (allow or deny).

    For example, you could set up the following rules to lock down your SSH service:

    Daemon Access List Action Comment
    sshd 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 allow Allow local SSH access
    sshd 198.66.254.254 allow Allow SSH from my specific IP
    sshd ALL deny Deny access from all other IPs
    Note that the rules have an order of precedence. You need to place your allow rules before your deny rules if you are choosing to use the allow from a few, then deny from all technique.
     
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