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 Manage External Authentications 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.