bookmark_borderTo view Account Authentication Log

Hello!

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to view the Account Authentication Log.

Authentication is the process of verifying the identity of a person or device. It is the mechanism of associating an incoming request with a set of identifying credentials

It is important because it enables organizations to keep their networks secure by permitting only authenticated users to access their protected resources.

To Know who had accessed your account,

Login to your CrownPanel, click on the username dropdown, and select Authentication log

Authentication log

Here you can view a list of all the login attempts made to your account along with the IP, Login time, and its Status.

If you wish to disable the authentication log for your account, this can be done, please contact us via the client area via a Support Ticket and we will disable this for your account. Please note, once the authentication log is disabled we will not be able to find out who has logged into your account.

bookmark_borderUsing SSH keys with your KVM VPS on CrownPanel

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to add SSH keys to your KVM VPS using CrownPanel.

An SSH key is an access credential that is similar to Username and Password, but these keys are used for the automated process.
And these are cryptographic keys using a public key cryptosystem which provides improved security to the system.

It’s easy to add SSH key in our control panel.

Click on “SSH Keys” in the navbar,

Click on “New Key” to add a new SSH key,

Once the key is added, switch to the “VPS List” from the navbar,

Click on the “Manage” button beside the VPS you wish to manage,

Switch to the “Reinstall” tab and you can now select your SSH key,

Done!

bookmark_border2Factor Authentication in CrownPanel

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to enable 2Factor Authentication in CrownPanel.

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security process in which users provide two different authentication factors to verify themselves. This process is done to better protect both the user’s credentials and the resources the user can access.

It’s easy to enable the 2Factor authentication in our control panel.

Step 1: Enable,

To enable 2Factor Authentication, log in to your account, head over to the Account Settings menu here, click on Enable 2FA.

Enable 2FA

Step 2: Verification,

Verify 2FA

Next, you will be presented with a QR code and for other devices, we also list the Account Name and Key which can be manually input into your 2FA app.

Once you’ve scanned the QR code and/or setup the 2FA profile with the Account Name/Key, Enter the token you get from your 2Factor App to verify that the 2Factor setup has been successful.

You may cancel the setup at this stage if you wish to not setup 2Factor authentication.

Step 3: Verification,

Once the token has been entered and verified, you will get a success message confirming this.

2FA Enabled Successfully,

Enabled 2FA

Upon your next login, You will be presented with the 2Factor page to confirm your token before continuing to your account.

To Disable 2FA,

Disable 2FA

You may disable 2Factor authentication by visiting the Account Settings page once logged in.

Please contact our support for any additional assistance you may need in setting up/using 2Factor authentication for your account.

bookmark_borderFeature Highlight: Enabling PPP, TUN/TAP or FUSE on your OpenVZ based VPS

Hello!

In this week’s feature highlight, we look at how to enable PPP, TUN/TAP, or FUSE in our control panel.

It’s easy to enable the TUN/TAP, PPP, and FUSE modules from the VPS management portal.

1) Login to your VPS management portal(https://crownpanel.com/)

2) Click on Manage button.

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3) Now select Setting to open the module setting

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TUN/TAP Module

To enable the TUN/TAP module, click on Re-enable TUN/TAP.

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To verify the module, access the server through SSH and run the following command:

cat /dev/net/tun

If the output is “File descriptor in bad state” it means that TUN/TAP is enabled. If the output is “No such device” it means TUN/TAP is not enabled.

PPP Module

To enable the PPP module, click on Re-enable PPP.

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To verify the module, access the server through SSH and run the following command:

/usr/sbin/pppd

You will receive a message asking for the password or some garbage characters like ~ÿ}#À!}!}!} }4}”}&} }%%% } } }%.

FUSE Module

To enable the FUSE module, click on Re-enable FUSE.

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