This plugin allows you to make your WordPress site accessible to logged in users only.
You can change the settings of Authenticator on Options → Reading. The settings refer to the behaviour of your blog's feeds. Should they be protected by HTTP-Authentication (not all Feed-Readers support this) or by an authentication token, which is simply add to your feed URL as Parameter. The third option is to keep everything in place. So Feed-URLs will be redirected to the login page if the user is not logged in (send no auth-cookie).
If you using token authentication, you can show the token to the blog users on their profile settings page by setting these option.
Users can gain access to the feed with their Username/Password.
The plugin will generate a token automaticaly, when choosing this option. Copy this token and share it with the people who should have access to your feed. If your token is
ef05aa961a0c10dce006284213727730 the feed-URLs looks like so:
authenticator_get_optionsWhith this filter you have access to the current authentication-token:
$authenticator_options = apply_filters( 'authenticator_get_options', array() );<pre><code></code></pre>
authenticator_bypass_feed_auth gives you the posibillity to open the feeds for everyone. No authentication will be required then.
add_filter( 'authenticator_bypass_feed_auth', '__return_true' );<pre><code></code></pre>
Good news, this plugin is free for everyone! Since it's released under the GPL, you can use it free of charge on your personal or commercial blog. But if you enjoy this plugin, you can thank me and leave a small donation for the time I've spent writing and supporting this plugin. And I really don't want to know how many hours of my life this plugin has already eaten ;)
The plugin comes with various translations, please refer to the WordPress Codex for more information about activating the translation. If you want to help to translate the plugin to your language, please have a look at the .pot file which contains all defintions and may be used with a gettext editor like Poedit (Windows) or plugin for WordPress Localization.