Password Strength Configuration in cPanel

Password Strength Configuration in cPanel

cPanel comes with an option to determine the password strength, when creating/modifying the password for the accounts in cPanel/WHM. cPanel recommends default minimum password strength to at least 50. This will help to provide protection against brute force attacks. This configuration can also be bypassed when setting password using the command "passwd". 

Let's see how to change the Password Strength Configuration in cPanel.

* Login to WHM.

* Main >> Security Center >> Password Strength Configuration.

* In the following page, you can change the password strength.


* Login to the server via SSH as root.

* Open the cPanel configuration file " /var/cpanel/cpanel.config" and search for the line "minpwstrength" and change the value.

#grep -i minpwstrength /var/cpanel/cpanel.config

* Restart cPanel service.

/etc/init.d/cpanel restart

NOTE:: It is always recommended to take the backup of the configuration file before attempting any changes.
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