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Which user is causing the (cpanel) Failed cPanel login

Discussion in 'Security' started by lockefaltaba, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. lockefaltaba

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    Hi.

    Does anybody know if I may have some configuration in CSF/LFD to be able to see the user who made so many failed logins that the IP was blocked ?
     
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    Not in CSF but in the /usr/local/cpanel/logs/login_log you should see the failed login. Try logging in as any user with the wrong password or edit the username a letter or two, and then check that log for your IP address. You should see something like this:
    Is that the real user? How would you know unless you knew all your valid users IP addresses from wherever they might login from.
     
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    So you propose there's no other solution than doing a correlation between CPanel logs and lfd logs ?
    I always thought there would be an lfd configuration to catch the http request or so to be able to see the user who failed the login.

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    So you propose there's no other solution than doing a correlation between CPanel logs and lfd logs ?
    I always thought there would be an lfd configuration to catch the http request or so to be able to see the user who failed the login.
     
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    There is, and LFD will block if configured to, and email you, if configured. If you want to go look at those after the fact which it sounds like in this post:
    Then you'll need to look at the log.
     
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    As for the email, no need, we would be 24/7 receiving alerts as LFD as indeed the blocking itself it's working. However I still haven't been able to find the LFD option to add the failed user to the logs. ....not quite sure if we are understanding each other :)
     
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