How to Setup a Remote Access Key in cPanel 11

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Remote Access Keys are a cPanel feature that allows external servers and software to communicate with a cPanel & WHM server. Access keys can be used by multiple services and servers, including a cPanel DNS Cluster, Liquid Web’s SSL Automation, or to WHMCS, to communicate without needing each of the server’s root passwords.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for setting up a Remote Access Key in cPanel 11.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Fully Managed cPanel 11 server, and I’ll be logged in to WHM as root.


Once you’re logged in as root, click on Clusters:

How to Setup a Remote Access Key in cPanel 11

Then click on Remote Access Key:

How to Setup a Remote Access Key in cPanel 11

On this screen is where you’ll find the Remote Access Key for the user root. You can also generate a new key with the Generate New Key button:

How to Setup a Remote Access Key in cPanel 11

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