anandpprabhu

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Hi,

I have enabled security questions in WHM. After that whenever a user login to cPanel they are prompting for a set of security questions. How can i disable it? Is there any way to reset the security questions for individual cPanel accounts?

Thanks in advance.
 

JaredR.

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You can disable this by deselecting Limit logins to verified IP Addresses in Home » Security Center » Configure Security Policies. This is a server-wide setting; there is no way to enable or disable it for individual cPanel accounts.

The questions and answers are stored in $HOME/$USER/.cpanel/securitypolicy/questions/, where:

  • $HOME = the actual home partition mount point (/home, /home2, etc.), and;
  • $USER = the actual cPanel username.

However, the answers are not stored in plain text in that directory, for security.
 

anandpprabhu

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Feb 25, 2011
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Kerala, India
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Hi Jared,

Thanks for the help. Is there any way i can change/reset the security questions for an individual cPanel user? What kind of encryption is used to store the answers?