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[closed] Whitelist for login limits? (12 posts)

  1. bvucp
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Is there a way to whitelist IP addresses for login limits?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/

  2. LPS
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Yes it is in the settings. I have used it for all of our Admin IP's

  3. bvucp
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    There's a whitelist for 404 errors(/"intrusion detection"), which is certainly handy.

    However, I'm looking for one that will apply to the login limits, so that when my legitimate users logging in from certain IPs mess up their credentials, they don't get locked out. I can't seem to find one? (WordPress 3.6.1, BWPS 3.5.6)

  4. LPS
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Ah ok. Not sure then, I know once we added our admin IP's to the whitelist they no longer had any troubles.

  5. snthorv
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Having been locked out of my own site several times now, a whitelist for login attempts seems to be a no brainer. Honestly, why WOULDN'T you have a whitelist option for it? Really, there should be a whitelist that covers an IP for all BWPS functions, so that nothing can slip through the cracks.

    Today, I was locked out inexplicably. I found my IP in the database and deleted every instance of it. Still blocked out. Nothing in htaccess. Full computer restart, even. There was nothing for it except to wait until the time expired. This just isn't acceptable.

  6. Chad Huntley
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    @snthorv, maybe mod_security has blocked you? Try flushing your server's firewall.

    I'm also going to say that an IP whitelist for login attempts is needed. Larger organizations that have a lot of editors seem to trip the login limit fairly often. My only solution is to increase the number of login attempts per host, which is decreasing security as opposed to having an IP whitelisted.

  7. snthorv
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    No, I get the characteristic white page with just the word 'error' on it. Since I run my own dedicated web server, I was able rule out server side possibilities in short order. But since I was desperate, I did restart the firewall, etc. :)

  8. nadworks
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Exact same problem as snthorv. Editing pages and suddenly get logged out. Don't care if this is due to a plugin or my Firewall, or my server. But the fact that I am getting blocked from logging back in is due to Better WP Security, and whitelisting mi own static IP would easily solve this.

    Absolutely desperately needed!

  9. medaguru
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Well I installed yesterday and today I am locked out....

    whitelisting is a must!

  10. lomars
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    to medaguru :)

    you can report the bug through the third sticky thread, where you can find the right link to do that… (hope it work and hope the dev is alive)

  11. lomars
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    With update 4.2.8 white listing our own IP still not working… :(

  12. lomars
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    The author of the pluggin has just confirm that the problem with lockout is resolved, and white list feature is working in the new update 4.2.8… Have a look at this thread :
    [resolved] My admin account getting lockedout :)

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