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Cpanel access via https?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BigLebowski, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. BigLebowski

    BigLebowski Well-Known Member

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    hi there

    I have a client asking how he can use https to access his Cpanel, since he has been hacked several times and is worried that his password is being sniffed.

    I can't see how this is possible other than via giving him his own certificate, or certificating the main server hostname.

    Any ideas anyone?

    Ta
    Dude
     
  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    I must not understand the question. Can't he use hisdomain.com/cpanel or hisdomain.com/webmail ?

    WHM > Tweak Settings > Redirection settings:

    Always redirect to ssl/tls - checked
    When visiting cpanel or whm or webmail with ssl - hostname

    Those settings should do it.
     
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    https://.../cpanel and https://.../webmail should work. Keep in mind, signed SSL Certificates are not required for encryption - but they are there to assist with proving that you are who you say you are.

    If the client is worried about password sniffing, they may wish to scan their workstation(s) for malware.
     
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    Is the message being displayed due to it being a self-signed SSL certificate? If so, get past the errors and you should be able to login.
     
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    I have tried this on my server also, and found a problem with this.

    on a site without a SSL certificate:
    http://mydomain.com/cpanel WILL redirect to the server with secure login.
    https://mydomain.com/cpanel Dispalys DNS error and will NOT display login.

    on a site with a SSL certificate:
    http://mydomain.com/cpanel WILL redirect to the server with secure login.
    https://mydomain.com/cpanel WILL redirect to the server with secure login.

    It will always take https://server.serverdomain.com/cpanel.
     
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    I recommend you let our technical analysts take a look at your server so this issue can be resolved in a more expedient manner. You can do this by submitting a support ticket.
     
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