cPanelID is an integrated set of credentials that customers can use to log in to various cPanel websites and services. This reduces the number of usernames and passwords to remember for systems such as the cPanel Store, the cPanel Tickets system, or the Manage2 billing system.
To request additional cPanelID functionality, create a Feature Request.
What is cPanelID?
cPanelID uses OpenID standards to allow cross-platform authentication and logins. For more information about OpenID Connect, read OpenID Connect's website.
You can use cPanelID to log in to the following resources:
External Authentication through cPanelID allows better integration between cPanel & WHM and other systems, such as purchases and installation of products and licenses through the cPanel Store. For more information about External Authentication, read our Guide to External Authentication documentation.
To use an external authentication method, you must access your WHM, cPanel, and Webmail accounts via an SSL connection.
If you do not access your accounts via an SSL connection, the Log in via cPanelID option will not display in the login interface.
For more information, read our How to Configure Your Firewall for cPanel Services documentation.
- cPanelID is not the cPanelID External Authentication identity provider.
- cPanelID is a username and password combination, while the cPanelID External Authentication identity provider allows you to link that cPanelID to your cPanel, WHM, or Webmail account and then log in.
- For more information about External Authentication providers, read our Guide to External Authentication documentation.
System administrators can disable the cPanelID External Authentication identity provider in WHM's s Manage External Authentications interface interface (WHM >> Home >> Security Center >> Manage External Authentications). If you disable this provider, users can continue to log in to your server, purchase and install SSL certificates, and perform administrative and user tasks through the existing functions.
To do this, perform the following steps:
- Use WHM's s Create a New Account interface interface (WHM >> Home >> Account Functions >> Create a New Account) to create the account (and select the Make the account a reseller option).
- Use WHM's s Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges interface interface (WHM >> Home >> Resellers >> Edit Reseller Nameservers and Privileges) to set the appropriate permissions for the new reseller.
- Use WHM's s Reseller Center interface interface (WHM >> Home >> Resellers >> Reseller Center) to transfer customers to the reseller account.
- Be aware of reseller resources when you transfer accounts between resellers, such as shared IP addresses, nameservers, packages unique to resellers, etc.