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Remote Access Key Help

Discussion in 'Security' started by mentaliser, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. mentaliser

    mentaliser Registered

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    Hello,

    I have a reseller account. Recently someone tried to hack my account. My reseller confirmed this and asked me to generate a new remote access hash key.

    I know where and how to change it. Pretty simple. What I do not know is what I am supposed to do after I have changed it.

    I did some research and found it is used to create new accounts automatically. What else is it used for?

    I am basically changing my business model and instead of allowing customers to buy hosting accounts directly from my site, I will be creating their accounts manually. Only for those who buy my web designing services. So I no longer need a front website where clients can buy and make a payment for a new hosting plan.

    So does it mean that I can safely change my Remote Access Key without any worries or is it used for other things too? Will it affect my existing accounts' functioning?

    Thank you guys.
     
  2. SysSachin

    SysSachin Well-Known Member

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    Yes, You need to change your Remote Access Key and also I will suggest you to change your main user login details for the security purpose.
     
  3. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello,

    No additional action is required if you are not using any third-party applications that require access to your WHM account, and if you are not using a DNS cluster.

    Thank you.
     
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