How to enable SSH access for New cPanel Account?

Enable SSH for a New cPanel Account

If you have multiple cPanels which need SSH, you can activate them all within root WHM.

  1. Log into WHM.
  2. From the left navigation menu, click Account Functions Create A New Account
  3. Check the Select Options Manually box. This will allow you to choose between normal shell, jailed shell or disabled shell.
  4. Under Settings, click the SSH Access box.
  5. Click Create at the bottom of the page.

Enable SSH for an Existing cPanel Account

To enable SSH for an existing cPanel account:

  1. Log into WHM.
  2. From the left navigation menu, click Account Functions > Manage Shell Access.
  3. Select the account you wish to modify, then select the type of SSH access to be applied (either normal shell or jailed shell).
  4. Once you have made your selection, WHM will automatically save the changes.
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