Disable Application Passwords

Description

Does one thing: disables the “Application Passwords” feature.

Activate this plugin to completely disable the new Application Passwords functionality (added in WP version 5.6). To re-enable Application Passwords, simply deactivate the plugin.

Features

  • Lightweight – only one line of code.
  • Simple to use – activate and done.
  • No settings to worry about.
  • Easy peasy.

Why is this useful?

Because not every website is the same. Not every website needs this feature. Also disabling application passwords helps to limit unnecessary exposure and eliminate unwanted functionality (i.e., bloat). Whatever the reason, it is your choice. That’s the beauty of WordPress. So if, for whatever reason, you decide that application passwords should be disabled, this plugin will do it with a click.

More infos

For more information about the new Application Passwords feature:

Privacy

This plugin does not collect or store any user data. It does not set any cookies, and it does not connect to any third-party locations. Thus, this plugin does not affect user privacy in any way.

This plugin is developed and maintained by Jeff Starr, 10-year WordPress developer, security specialist, and book author.

Installation

Installing the plugin

Activate like any other plugin and done. There are no settings, works automatically.

More info on installing WP plugins.

Uninstalling

To uninstall/remove the plugin, visit the Plugins screen, deactivate and delete the plugin. This plugin makes no changes to the WP database.

FAQ

Is there an “Undo” to reverse the disable?

Yes just deactivate the plugin. When the plugin is not active, WordPress will return to its default application-password behavior.

Got a question?

Send any questions or feedback via my contact form

Reviews

December 15, 2020
Usefull plugin from the credible Jeff the Star! Stay safe mr. Starr!
December 11, 2020
Thank you so much! I was quite annoyed by that "new feature"! I edit my users and press enter on the last field I change, and I was being forced to use my mouse for that instead, plus I don't want app passwords for my users.
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Contributors & Developers

“Disable Application Passwords” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Disable Application Passwords” has been translated into 5 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

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1.2 (2021/07/13)

  • Tests on WordPress 5.8

1.1 (2021/02/08)

  • Tests on WordPress 5.7

1.0 (2020/12/10)

  • Initial release