How to generate a SSH key in cPanel

As of the beginning of July 2018, cPanel introduced a new update that added an extra layer of security to its users’ hosting accounts. When accessing SFTP, you are now required to enter an SSH key in addition to your username and password.

If you are having trouble with your secure FTP access, and have not already generated an SSH key, you’ll need to do so before you can regain access—here’s how.