Support » Plugin: All In One WP Security & Firewall » Locking out after activating the plugin

  • Hi,
    A while ago I installed All in One Security plugin and then I uninstalled it. Afterwards I tried to instal it again a few times and until now every time I instal it, when I activate it it directs me to this URL:
    wp-admin/plugins.php?activate=true&plugin_status=all&paged=1&s=&aiowps_login_msg_id=session_expired
    and locks me out of the WP admin.
    Could you please help me, what shall I do to activate it properly?
    Thanks

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/

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  • Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi Mary3485 did you by any chance have Cookie Based Brute Force Prevention enabled when you first installed the plugin?

    Hi, thanks for the reply. Well, I had activated most of the features, in order to have more security but then it locked me out and afterwards I just deactivated it. What shall I do to make it work properly?Which file of mine and what should I change so the plugin would work properly?

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    @mary3485 you can enable most or all features, however you should read the information carefully for every feature you want to enable. Some options can cause other issues depending on your server, settings, theme and plugins you have installed.

    You did not answer my question above?

    Regards

    Yes the Cookie Based Brute Force Prevention was activated

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Thank you for letting me know.

    The error on your first post let me to believe that the cookie from your Cookie Based Brute Force Prevention expired. If that happens you can clear the browser cache and try again login with your secret word. The plugin will deposit another cookie in your browser cache. Make sure that your browser allows cookies to be installed.

    Regards

    Yes, again, it allows me to install it, the error appears when I activate it. Do you mean that the cookies are connected with the activation as well? Do I need to allow 3rd party cookies? I have uninstalled my browsers several times by now so the caches is clear for sure.

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    If you experience issue with the Cookie Based Brute Force Prevention, you can always try with The Rename Login Page feature. That is also a very good protection.

    Regards

    OK,but isn’t this possible only after the activation of the plugin, or am I missing something?As when I activate it it automatically takes me to this URL below and from then on there is no feature for me to access.
    wp-admin/plugins.php?activate=true&plugin_status=all&paged=1&s=&aiowps_login_msg_id=session_expired

    and by access I mean no access to the Dashboard at all,after I activate the plugin

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Follow the instructions below to complete delete and remove the plugin.

    – FTP to your host and rename this plugin’s folder or delete it.

    – FTP the .htaccess file to your computer and edit and remove all the code between and including the tags:
    # BEGIN All In One WP Security
    # END All In One WP Security

    – Log into phpMyAdmin and locate the dabase for the website you are having problems with. Go to the wordpress “options” table. Look for the row which has the option_name value of aio_wp_security_configs and delete that row.

    Once it is removed install it again. This will install a fresh copy of the plugin. Then you can enable the Rename Login Feature again.

    Let me know how you go.

    Hi,the plugin folder is already deleted
    the htaccess file is now basic
    in the databases already deleted 3 rows from the plugin
    will recheck that again and get back to you
    thanks a lot

    Hi, I could not find this row:
    “Look for the row which has the option_name value of aio_wp_security_configs and delete that row.”

    Apparently after the last re-instal, in the Database I have only these rows below. Would it be a problem to delete them and try to instal it again? And is there anything else I should do after I delete them, before activating the plugin.
    wp_aiowps_events
    wp_aiowps_failed_logins
    wp_aiowps_global_meta
    wp_aiowps_login_activity
    wp_aiowps_login_lockdown

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    First make sure you have a backup just in case something goes wrong. It is safe to delete those rows.

    Again the same
    Immediately after the activation this message appears

    The page you requested could not be found.
    and the url is (the dots are to replace the name of my website):

    http://………………..com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http://………………..com/wp-admin/plugins.php?activate=true&plugin_status=all&paged=1&s=&aiowps_login_msg_id=session_expired

    It locks me out of the Dashboard. I did all steps you recommended

    And now i can not enter with wp-admin or login till i deactivate the plugin from the c-panel file manager

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