Support » Plugin: Two-Factor » Finally Found Something That Works After A Long Search

  • dginger

    (@dginger)


    Recently, Clef announced that they’re shutting down. It was one of the saddest news for the year 2017 to WordPress community. After searching the WP repository for replacement, I found out that most of them lacks the simplicity of Clef. Most of the once I tried worked well with WP login page but re-directed Woocommerce account holders to WP login page instead of loggin them in to woocommerce dashboard.

    Just some few hours ago, I visited clef website to see if there are recommendations for Clef replacement and viola, I saw Two Factor as one of their recommendations. Ordinarily I would hardly install security plugins that has at least less than 3000 installs but for the fact that Clef team recommended it and also having been frustrated with other two factor authentication plugins, I decided to give it a try.

    After installing and activating the plugin, everything came back to normal again without any special tweak. My WP login page is working as should without the plugin interfering with Woocommerce account. However, the only thing I missed is single login for all sites using Clef. Other than that, this is perfect.

    I just hope this will be maintained in the long run. I’m switching all my sites and that of my clients over to this one.

    Thanks for this simple but wonderful plugin.

    • This topic was modified 7 months ago by  dginger.
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  • smile2me

    (@smile2me)

    Hello. I install the Two-Factor and Woocommerce plugins and enable them at the same time. I find a problem, When someone register on my site, he can’t find his profile to enable U2F because Woocommerce redirect the profile. How to resolve this problem? Would you please give me some advice. Thanks in advance!

    Hi,

    I believe the idea behind this plugin is to secure the WordPress Admin section. On my site, I only enabled Two-Factor for the administrator account. The reason being that most customers wouldn’t want to go through the stress of adding Google Authentication App just to make a purchase.

    Having said that, the best way (for me) to add Two-Factor to Woocommerce registration form is by doing so using custom hook. I’ll test it on local server to see how it works after which I’ll update this post.

    UPDATE: I just found out the easiest and sweet way to do this without annoying or frustrating your customers. Just follow this method:

    1. Allow your customers to create account without the Two-Factor enabled on the form (I highly recommend this).
    2. Log into your WordPress account (if you’re the Admin), click on the user which you want to enable Two-Factor for. On the edit screen, scroll down to “Account Management” just after the “Generate New Password” and enable Two-Factor for that account by checking “Email” as the authentication method under “Primary.” This way, he/she won’t have to install Google Authentication App. Once the person attempts to login, the authentication code will be sent to the registered email for that account.
    3. Finally, remember to flush your cache if you’re using caching plugin or behind CDN like Cloudflare so that the change can take effect immediately.

    The only issue with this method is that you have to do this manually at least for now. I’m hoping that the developers would add ability to do this in bulk in future updates.

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