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How to access WHM panel with Disabled root user

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  • quietFinn
    root SSH access is disabled in all our servers, and I believe it's a common practise. It does not affect functionality of cPanel/WHM in any way.
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  • cPanelWilliam
    Hello, Disabling direct root logins would not negatively affect the functionality of cPanel/WHM. We even recommend doing this in our What to do if you want to disable direct root logins
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  • udayasl
    I tried to log into WHM panel: example.com:2087 using the new username (Not root username) but it failed. But I was able to access SSH using the newly created user. But the new user was created using useradd command and it's not a Cpanel account.
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  • quietFinn
    As far as I know only root and cPanel user with reseller privileges can access WHM. Or am I wrong @cPanelWilliam ?
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  • cPanelWilliam
    Hello, @quietFinn is correct, a Linux user added via the useradd command would not have access to WHM. Logging in to WHM with a wheel user shouldn't be necessary since disabling direct root logins would only impact SSH. To clarify, the root user can still log into WHM when you disable direct root logins for SSH.
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