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SOLVED ModSecurity™ Tools The following exception has occurred: API failure

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  1. JerryB

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    Hi,

    when we click on ModSecurity™ Tools
    we see the following error:
    Error: The following exception has occurred: API failure: (XID Xxxx) Access denied for user 'modsec'@'XXXXXXX' (using password: YES)

    XXXXXXX should be our external database server.
    Where can I change the DB host?

    Already tried:
    root@web [~]# /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/setup_modsec_db
    info [setup_modsec_db] Initialized ModSecurity™ database.
    root@web [~]#
     
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    Hello,

    Please let us know if the following command helps:

    Code:
    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/modsecpass
    Thank you.
     
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    Yes, tried it, but did not fix the problem.

    Running WHM 56.0 (build 17)
     
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    Upgraded our test system to:
    CLOUDLINUX 6.8 x86_64 VMware
    WHM 60.0 (build 26)

    Same error.

    Error: The following exception has occurred: API failure: (XID XXXX) Database Connect Error: Access denied for user 'modsec'@'web02.XXXXXXXXXX.XXX(using password: YES)
     
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    Feel free to open a support ticket using the link in my signature so we can take a closer look. You can post the ticket number here so we can update this thread with the outcome.

    Thank you.
     
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    Support Request ID is: 8053645
     
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    fixed by cpanel support.

    Code:
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    update mysql.user set Host='xx.XXXXX.xx' WHERE User='modsec';
    
    FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
    
    use modsec;
    
    grant all on modsec.* to modsec@xx.XXXXX.xx;
    
    ==== 
    
     
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    I'm happy to see the issue is now resolved. Thank you for updating us with the outcome.
     
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