Im unable to deactivate the two-factor authentication as root in WHM

This article assume you have a root access to your cPanel/WHM server

If you have activated the two-factor authetication option in your WHM and then for some reason you are unable to access WHM cause keeps prompting the two-factor key you can disable the two-factor authentication accessing through SSH as root, use the commands below:

cd /var/cpanel/authn/twofactor_auth


and rename the .json files to something else.

-rw------- 1 root root   55 Aug 16 11:29 issuer_userdata.json_renamed
-rw------- 1 root root   38 Aug 16 11:29 tfa_userdata.json_renamed
Now you must be able to login into WHM with your root username and password, without the two-factor key, the system shouldnt prompt the two-factor key login request.



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