How to get past cookie IP validation in WHM

I have a dynamic IP address and trying to login to setup WHM and cPanel using the link it sends after logging into SSH for the first time. I get the IP address has changed error when logging into WHM. I know the command to disable IP cookie validation on WHM but of course running the command will not disable cookie IP validation because there is no license on the server yet. Is there a way to get around this?

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Bobby Iliev
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January 5, 2021
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Hi there @eleanorJellyfish,

What I would personally do in such a situation is to use a VPN with a static IP address.

If you don’t have a VPN, you can spin up an OpenVPN Droplet with 1-Click by using the DigitalOcean Marketplace:

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby

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January 5, 2021

Hello, @eleanorJellyfish

I would recommend you the solution that Bobby mentioned or simply to purchase a license for cPanel/WHM.

You can check the pricing here:

Additionally if you have another server you can use it as a proxy with Mozilla Firefox. All you need to do is to execute this command on the server:

ssh -ND 1080 root@server -p $PORT

And then navigate to Firefox --> Network Settings --> SOCKS5 proxy: localhost, port $PORT

If you now check your IP address it should be the IP address of the server/droplet.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

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