How to activate two-factor authentication in cPanel


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Added: 15.06.2016 14:45:54     Last updated: 09.01.2017 12:54:20

This guide details how to proceed to activate two-factor authentication in cPanel. Two-factor authentication secures your account further by requiring a single-use code in addition to a password, like most online banks do.

Step 1:
Download an authentication app on your mobile phone. We recommend the following:

Android
Google Authenticator

iOS
Google Authenticator

Windows Phone
Authenticator

Note: You may be asked to download a QR scanner app when using QR codes if you do not already have this type of app installed.

Step 2:
Click on the icon for «Two-Factor Authentication» as shown in the screenshot below:

Two-Factor authentication in cPanel


Step 3:
Click on «Set Up Two-Factor Authentication» to activate two-factor authentication for your account.

Set up two-factor authentication in cPanel


Step 4:
Open the app you downloaded to your phone in step 1. Scan the QR code or fill in «Account» and «Key» in the app.

Scan QR code or type in code and numbers


Step 5:
Fill in the six numbered code that pops up in the authentication app on your phone in the field like shown below, and click «Configure Two-Factor Authentication».

Fill in six numbers to configure two-factor

Done
We have now been through how to activate two-factor authentication in cPanel.