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Description

This function removes security questions and answers for a specific cPanel or Webmail user.


Warning:

We strongly recommend that you use UAPI instead of cPanel API 2. However, no equivalent UAPI function exists.

Important:

After this functions runs, the system prompts the user to redefine security questions on the next login attempt.

Examples


 WHM API (JSON)
https://hostname.example.com:2087/cpsess###########/json-api/cpanel?cpanel_jsonapi_user=user&cpanel_jsonapi_apiversion=2&cpanel_jsonapi_module=SourceIPCheck&cpanel_jsonapi_func=resetsecquestions&account=username


Note:

 For more information, read our Calls from the WHM API documentation.

 LiveAPI PHP Class
$cpanel = new CPANEL(); // Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
 
// Remove security questions for example.com
$remove_sec_questions = $cpanel->api2(
    'SourceIPCheck', 'resetsecquestions',
		array(        
			'account'      => 'username'
    ) 
 );


Note:

For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 

 LiveAPI Perl Module
my $cpliveapi = Cpanel::LiveAPI->new(); # Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
 
# Remove security questions for example.com.
my $remove_sec_questions = $cpliveapi->api2(
    'SourceIPCheck', 'addip',
    { 
        'account'      => 'username'
	}
 );


Note:

For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 

 cPanel Tag System (deprecated)


Warnings:

  • In cPanel & WHM version 11.30 and later, cPanel tags are deprecated. We strongly recommend that you only use the LiveAPI system to call the cPanel APIs. Examples are only present in order to help developers move from the old cPanel tag system to our LiveAPI.
  • cPanel API 2 calls that use cPanel tags vary in code syntax and in their output.
  • For more information, read our Deprecated cPanel Tag Usage documentation.

 Command Line
cpapi2 --user=username SourceIPCheck resetsecquestions account=username


Notes:

  • You must URI-encode values.
  • username represents your account-level username.
  • You must run the --user=username command.
  • For more information and additional output options, read our Guide to cPanel API 2 documentation or run the cpapi2 --help command.
  • If you run CloudLinux™, you must use the full path of the cpapi2 command:

    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/cpapi2

 Output (JSON)
{
  "cpanelresult": {
    "apiversion": 2,
    "func": "resetsecquestions",
    "data": [
      {
        "status": ""
      }
    ],
    "event": {
      "result": 1
    },
    "module": "SourceIPCheck"
  }
}


Note:

Use cPanel's API Shell interface (cPanel >> Home >> Advanced >> API Shell) to directly test cPanel API calls.

Parameters

InputTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
accountstring

The cPanel or Webmail user for whom to reset security questions.

If you do not use this parameter, the value defaults to the currently authenticated account.

A valid cPanel account username or Webmail email address.username

Returns

ReturnTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
statusstring

Whether the function reset the security questions.

  • "" — Success.
  • An error message — Failure.
""
reasonstring

A reason for failure.

Note:

This function only returns a reason value if there was an error.

A string that describes the error. This is an error message.
resultBoolean

Whether the function succeeded.

  • 1 — The function succeeded.
  • 0 — The function failed.
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