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Two Factor Authentication Question

Discussion in 'Security' started by servycompu, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. servycompu

    servycompu Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2004
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    I have a question. I am clear that if a user loses his phone, and in your account have activated 2FA. I as root can enter to WHM and can disable that user in 2FA, so that user can reconfigure on another phone 2FA.
    My question is, if I activate the 2FA for the root account and the phone is lost or decomposes as I can reconfigure the 2FA, because I will not have access to WHM with root?
    2FA can generated backup codes, for this case for example, That I can backup any form?
    Or there is another way to reset the root acces in case of lost or damaged the phone that has the root account 2FA.

  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Two-Factor authentication is utilized for the login interface of cPanel & WHM. You can still access the system via SSH as "root" without using the configured Two-Factor authentication feature. The following thread explains how to disable it from the command line if necessary:

    Disable Two Factor Authentication through Command Line

    Thank you.
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