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[resolved] Cant log-in (7 posts)

  1. elite1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I have installed the All in one WP Security and Firewall plugin and did all the necessary settings including the Cookie-Based Brute Force Login prevention feature. The issue is that I have cleared my past history including saved cookies and cant login, all I get is my home page and not the WP-login page.

    Please help!

    Regards
    Douglas.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/

  2. Peter Petreski
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Douglas,
    If you cleared your cookies then that would explain why you can't access the login page because that is how the feature works.

    To get back to your login page is easy if you can remember the secret word you chose when you saved your settings. Simply add your secret word string to your site's URL as follows:
    http://example.com/?yoursecretword=1

    This should get you back to your login page.

    If that doesn't work (or you can't remember your secret word),
    FTP your .htaccess file to your computer and then delete the code between (and including) the following tags:
    #AIOWPS_ENABLE_BRUTE_FORCE_PREVENTION_START
    #AIOWPS_ENABLE_BRUTE_FORCE_PREVENTION_END

    Then save the file and FTP it back to your host.

    Alternatively, you can look for the ".htaccess.backup" file in your site's root directory using your FTP client and rename this to ".htaccess" after deleting the active version.

  3. elite1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    It is now working perfectly, Thank you for such a great plugin.

  4. vladax
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think this will be a common problem for many users.

    Therefore it will be useful to add a warning to the corresponding page in plugin settings:

    Do not delete cookies. If you are unable to access the site, perform these steps...

  5. mra13
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    We have just put together a tutorial to show you how to restore your htaccess file (if you lock yourself by accident):
    http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/how-to-restore-the-htaccess-file-when-using-the-all-in-one-wp-security-plugin-5945

  6. mbrsolution
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you @mra13, very good tutorial which I am sure the tutorial will become very handy for many.

    Your plugin is superb, I am impressed with the usability and how simple it is to secure a website with your plugin 10/10.

    Thank you

  7. mra13
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the kind words :)

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