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Disable root Password?

Discussion in 'Security' started by zalocus, May 5, 2019.

  1. zalocus

    zalocus Active Member

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    Hello, under sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config I have disabled passwordauthentication then I have restarted sshd but when I login to my WHM and the go to change root password I'm still able to set one and then use it for Login via WHM? Is there any nativ option in cPanel to disable root password? I mean it seems to work what I did when I try to Login via Putty it won't let me type in a Password but when I open WHM and type the password it works, any idea how to delete all currently created passwords and how to make cPanel for Serveradministrators corretly passwordless on cPanel?
     
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  2. dalem

    dalem Well-Known Member PartnerNOC

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    there is no native way to disable root whm log in
    but you can use host access control or 2 factor login or both
     
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    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

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