Whenever you try to login into your website, you can use this plugin to trasmit your password encrypted. The encryption process is done by the Chap protocol; this is particularly useful when you can’t use ssl or other kinds of secure protocols. By activating the ChapSecureLogin plugin, the only information transmitted unencrypted is the username; password is hided with a random number (nonce) generated by the session – and opportunely transformed by the SHA-256 algorithm.
In the first login there will be an error, but don’t worry is only a tecnical error. Indeed in the next login’s operation, if the values are correct, there will not be errors, but you give mind because the password will sended in unencrypted way.
If you want more details about this algorithm, check “Building a CHAP Login System”.
This is a zero-configuration plugin.
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- Upload the directory
/wp-content/plugins/directory (Example: /wp-content/plugins/chap-secure-login/ )
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- After this, have fun!!
This is a great concept, but is no longer supported. Check under Last Updated before installing to see how far out of date it is. For me, I couldn’t log in after the installation (the admin panel was inaccessible). This will disable your ability to log in with current versions of WordPress.
If you install and get locked out, here is how I recovered my account. Log in with FTP and rename the CHAP folder (I added _BACKUP to the name). Then when you next log in, WordPress will disable the plug-in. Then you can log in and delete the plugin.
Works as advertised, never any major problems. Thanks!
This plugin locks certain users out, saying they have a wrong username and/or password.
I have this problem when using firefox or IE, and combined with Wordfence plugin.
After I deactivated this plugin, I had no problem to login again.
Contributors & Developers
“Chap Secure Password Login” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
Interested in development?
- Update compatibility up to wordpress 4.2
- Fix JS and image path (thanks to Hisham K)
- Update compatibility up to wordpress 4.0
- Added the new icon for the wordpress plugin store
- Change plugin website url
- Change author information
- Now use a SHA-256 cryptographic hash function instead of MD5. Safer!
- Nothing special, just an icon to notify the encryption password!
- Fixed bug “login failed” with XMLRPC API used by many software like Windows Live Writer
- Added “Change Log” section 🙂