Disable cphulk from shell in cPanel server

Recently one of our customer complained not being able to login in WHM and was suspecting cphulkd blocking him and wanted us to disable it from the shell. Hence here are the steps I provided him.

/usr/local/cpanel/etc/init/stopcphulkd

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/cphulk_pam_ctl --disable

Above commands will just stop or disable cphulkd temporarily if you restart the cPanel service, it would again start the cphulkd service. In order to stop it permanently.

You can try

rm -f /var/cpanel/hulkd/enabled

Enjoy!!

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