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Is WHM/cPanel safe w/SSL and no cert?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by platypus, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. platypus

    platypus Member

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    I access WHM and Cpanel by using:

    https://MYIP:2083/
    https://MYIP:2087/

    I don't have an SSL certificate, so I get warnings when accessing WHM and cPanel. My question is, is my communication safe? I understand that it's not a trusted, verified SSL connection, but the information (especially my root PW) is encrypted and would therefore be incredibly hard for someone to determine even if they were sniffing packets, right?

    Thanks!!!
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's fine for personal use to simply use a self-signed certificate sice you know that you're connecting to your server. If you don't want to see the error window that always pops-up you can always install the certificate into your browser.

    Customers, however, will usually be wary because a self-signed certificate gives them no guarantee that they're connecting to your server and so for the cost of a few dollars it's worth investing in one.
     
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    Great! Thanks for clearing that up. I'm pretty much the only person who needs to use WHM/cPanel, so I'm not worried about the warning. I was recently hacked so now I'm being extremely careful.
     
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    If we get a signed cert for WHM/CPanel what FQDN do we provide them??
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    The hostname for your server.
     
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