For cPanel & WHM version 11.50
(Home >> Security Center >> Configure Security Policies)
The Configure Security Policies interface allows you to configure your security policy options and security policy extensions.
- When you attempt to log in from an unverified IP address and successfully answer your security questions, the system automatically adds the IP address to the list of verified IP addresses.
- If you configure your own security questions, and then immediately enable the Limit logins to verified IP addresses setting in this interface, the system automatically adds your IP address to the list of verified IP addresses.
Security Policy Items
Select the following checkboxes to help secure your server:
|Limit logins to verified IP addresses|
This option allows you to determine whether to require users to answer security questions when they log in to their cPanel, Webmail, and WHM accounts from unverified IP addresses.
This option enforces a minimum password strength for cPanel, Webmail, and WHM users.
To modify the minimum password strength, use WHM's Password Strength Configuration interface (Home >> Security Center >> Password Strength Configuration).
This option allows you to specify the number of days to allow cPanel, Webmail, and WHM users to use the same password.
When you select this checkbox, the Maximum password age (in days) text box appears. Enter the maximum number of days to allow users to use the same password.
Security Policy Extensions
The Security Policy Extensions options apply your security policy to WHM API requests and DNS cluster requests.
Enable the following options to help secure your server:
|XML-API and JSON-API requests||Select this checkbox to apply the Security Policy Items settings to WHM API requests. If you enable this option, the policies that you set apply to any user who attempts to call a WHM API function.|
|DNS Cluster requests||Select this checkbox to apply the Security Policy Items settings to DNS cluster requests. If you enable this option, the policies that you set apply to any user who attempts to make a DNS cluster request.|
Disable security questions via SSH
To disable security questions via the command line, perform the following steps:
- Use SSH to log in to your server as the
- Open the
/var/cpanel/cpanel.configfile in your preferred text editor.
- Change the value of the
- Save and exit the file.
- Run the
/scripts/restartsrv cpanelcommand to restart cPanel & WHM.