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SSL and Site login (5 posts)

  1. mattajames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi I have been trawling through the forums and there seems to be alot of confusion and old posts so I thought I would start my own.

    I would like to Have a secure login to my intire site with access only through a User Name and Password.

    I have bourght a SSL certificate and believe that need to set it up using this page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Over_SSL

    My question is how will I set up a Login and uses the SSL to create the most secure solution?

    I would rather not use a plug in as I dont want to constantly update.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Matt

  2. mattajames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    PS. I intend to use the following

    FORCE_SSL_ADMIN is for when you want to secure logins and the admin area so that both passwords and cookies are never sent in the clear. This is the most secure option.

  3. FORCE_SSL_ADMIN is for when you want to secure logins

    That's what I use (pretty sure, haven't looked in years...) and you can verify it is working via your SSL logs.

    I'm on a train so give this thread a read re checking.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-secure-will-ssl-admin-logins-make-the-site?replies=9

    The POST I mention should show up on your lot as well.

  4. mattajames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Cool thanks - I have managed to get the login to work. One last question though...

    I have set up another account that is not Admin (its a "Subscriber" role) and when this login is used I still get the Admin bar at the top of the page.

    I would like this not to display as I dont want people to be able to edit when I give them a UN / Password.

    How do I go about this?

  5. the Admin bar at the top of the page.

    It's called a toolbar these days. ;)

    It's not really something that can be removed from the admin pages but you can disable it from viewing on the front end blog pages.

    Each user can use Administration > Users > Your Profile to turn on (or off) the Toolbar on the frontend of the site.

    Or you can use a plugin to disable the toolbar from being displayed on the front end.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=hide+toolbar

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