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Security Advisor Issues

Discussion in 'Security' started by magicalwonders, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. magicalwonders

    magicalwonders Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I've recently migrated to a new VPS and I'm trying to get everything up to scratch. I've had a look at the Security Advisor in WHM and have sorted some of the issues, but there are some which I'm not sure about!

    I've performed a "Graceful Server Reboot" as recommended, but the same warning above still shows when running Security Advisor. Not sure how to deal with that?

    Isn't SSH password authentication a good thing? I don't really understand how turning this off improves security?

    If I edit sshd_config and change PermitRootLogin to “no”, won't that lock me out when I try to connect to server via SSH?

    Hope someone can advise on these issues. :)

    Myles

    EDIT. I'm having trouble finding the grub.conf file as in first issue above. I've looked in boot/grub/ but that just contains - splash.xpm.gz I've also looked in etc/ but it's not there either. ???
     
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  2. dalem

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    you are on a VZ platform you cant upgrade your OS kernel you can only do this with xen, kvm, etc

    its is more secure to use ssh keys

    you add a user to Manage wheel group users and use su to log into root

    as stated before you do not have a grub.conf on a VZ platform you only have it with xen, kvm, etc as VZ platforms are not true virtualization
     
  3. magicalwonders

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    OK. So I just ignore that message as not applying to my setup then?

    So I create an SSH key and if my host needs to access the root I supply them with the key?

    I'll have to Google that one, as you've lost me for the moment. :)

    OK, so no further action required on that. Thanks for the help! :)
     
  4. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    1. You could provide your hosting provider with the following document to see if they can make the change for you:

    KB Parallels: How to change the kernel version shown inside container?

    2. Yes, or they can access your VPS directly from the VPS node.

    3. It's managed via:

    "WHM Home » Security Center » Manage Wheel Group Users"

    You create a user, add it to the wheel group, create a SSH key or password for this user, and then access SSH as that user. At that point, you can type "su root" to proceed to root access.

    Thank you.
     
  5. magicalwonders

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    OK great. I'll get that sorted. Thank you. :)
     
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