Enable SSH Access for a user in WHM

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Written by Dennis Nind

Last published at: April 8th, 2019

Enable SSH access through WHM

  1. Login to WHM
  2. Select 'Modify Account' 
  3. Select the account to change, and click 'Modify'
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where it shows Shell Access check box. Click the checkbox. - Save the changes


Enable SSH access through the command line

It can sometimes be easier to enable SSH access for a cPanel account directly from the command line...

whmapi1 modifyacct user=$USER HASSHELL=true