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SSL certificate for WHM authentication?

Discussion in 'Security' started by Daniel15, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Daniel15

    Daniel15 Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,
    Does anyone know if it's possible to use an SSL certificate for logging in to WHM, instead of a username and password? I'd like to add some additional security to my root account :)
     
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    d_t Well-Known Member

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    No, cPanel does not support SSL certificate authentication.
     
  3. cPanelJared

    cPanelJared Technical Analyst

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    Security Policy

    As d_t stated, cPanel does not support SSL certificate authentication. If you want to further secure root access to the WebHost Manager, however, you may be interested in the security policies that have been added to cPanel 11.27 and 11.28. Security policy configuration is documented here:

    Configure Security Policies
     
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    d_t Well-Known Member

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    SSL authentication for WHM is, in my opinion, a nice feature to have in next versions.

    But for now, a good security measure is to force redirect WHM to SSL connection. In this way, the password used for authentication is encrypted on connection.
     
  5. panel123

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    i think it is good to use a whm to ssl connection...
     
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