How to Enable/Disable Two Factor Authentication for cPanel Login

To Enable Two Factor Authentication on cPanel you'll need to first download the Google Authenticator App on a mobile device that is supported. *Please Note that to login with two-factor authentication you'll require the mobile device to retrieve the authentication code.


1. Click on Two-Factor Authentication in cPanel (Under the security section).

2. Click on "Set up Two-Factor Authentication"

3. On your Google Authenticator App click the + Symbol in the top right and select "Scan Barcode". You should then aim your phone at the QR code on your screen and wait for it to list your server and username in the authenticator list.

4. A six digit security code will be given in the Google Authenticator App, you then need to enter this under "STEP 2" in cPanel and click "Configure Two-Factor Authentication".

Two Factor Authentication is now enabled on your account, next time you login with your username and password you'll be prompted to enter the security code generated by the Google Authenticator app.


To Disable the Two Factor Authentication on cPanel you'll need to follow these steps:

1. Click on Two-Factor Authentication in cPanel (Under the security section).

2. Click "Remove Two-Factor Authentication" and Press "Remove" on the next screen.

Two Factor Authentication is now disabled on your account and wont be required to login unless setup again.
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