Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » Can’t add sites to WordFence Central

  • Resolved bcarney

    (@bcarney)


    I’m trying to add my sites to WordFence Central. I’m not using Cloudflare. After I type in the URL (without the slash at the end) and click Add, I see the message “You’ll be taken to your site to complete setup.” and “Checking connection…”, but nothing happens.

    My /wp-admin/ directory is password protected via the .htaccess file, so I’m assuming that is probably the issue. Is there any way around this w/out manually disabling the protection on all the sites? And if that is not the cause, any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • Plugin Support wfdave

    (@wfdave)

    Hi @bcarney,

    When Wordfence Central adds your site, it will need to be able to ping /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php.

    What can do is add a whitelist Wordfence central’s IP address within your .htaccess file.

    Can you add the <RequireAny> below your authentication declaration?

    For example, it may look like this:

    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Protected Area"
    
    <RequireAny>
        Require 54.68.32.247
        Require valid-user
    </RequireAny>

    Dave

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