WebHost Manager on 2087 blocked by .htaccess

pmannle

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Dec 8, 2017
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Hi Cpanellers!

I'm have root ssh access, and can get into my machine. The issue I'm facing is when I try to login as root into WHM over 2087, I get an htaccess popup that I can't get by.

I've tried changin the root passwd, and also using the command line passwrd tool to change my login successfully, but I still can't get past the htaccess.

I just want to login to run some security updates.

How can I disable to .htaccess prompt for port 2087 from the command line? Or is there a tool to update the login/password for this prompt?

/etc/redhat-release:CentOS release 6.9 (Final)
/usr/local/cpanel/version:11.68.0.19
/var/cpanel/envtype:kvm
CPANEL=release

Thanks for any advice.
 

cPanelMichael

Administrator
Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
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Hello,

You can check to see why access to WHM is denied by running the following command before attempting the login attempt:

Code:
tail -f /usr/local/cpanel/logs/login_log
Do you see any specific entries explaining why the login fails (e.g. cPHulk Brute Force Detection)?

Thank you.