Setup and Management

How to Enable Two Factor Authentication for cPanel

  • Before you start to building your website you need to improve your security measures.

    Two-Factor Authentication is an improved security measure that requires two forms of identification: your password and a generated security code. When Two-Factor Authentication is enabled, an application on a smartphone supplies a code you must enter with your password to log in.

    We highly recommend you enable this feature for stronger security measures, and it reduces fraud and builds secure online relationships.

    This guide will show you how to secure your cPanel login by enabling Two-Factor Authentication in just a few easy steps.

    When you are ready to proceed, simply login to your account at and follow along.

  • If you’re not sure how to log in you can follow the steps in this guide.

  • Two-Factor Authentication requires a smartphone with a supported time-based one-time password (TOTP) app. We suggest the following apps, depending on your personal preference and Mobile Operating System

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    Navigate to My Products

    Once you are logged in click on My Products from the menu bar.

  • Two-Factor Authentication supports only one concurrent session for any user. If you open several browser windows to cPanel and log out in one of them, the server will log out in all of the windows.

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    If you no longer wish to use two-factor authentication (not recommended), or you wish to change to a different code generator you can return to the screen and use the Reconfigure, or Remove Options and follow the prompts