Support » Plugin: Shield Security: Protection with Smarter Automation » Security Admin settings when accessing via InfiniteWP

  • Resolved ac1643

    (@ac1643)


    Hi

    Is there any way I can change the security admin so that it is turned on, but will not apply to certain IP addresses?

    I use Infinite WP to manage my websites and it would be useful to be able to automatically login to the websites (open the admin area from IWP) which have the Shield security admin feature turned on, but only from the InfiniteWP control panel.

    Many thanks

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-simple-firewall/

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  • Plugin Author Paul

    (@paultgoodchild)

    Hmmm, this is not something that would be catered for at all in the plugin. It’s a separate authentication system altogether to the WordPress login flow.

    What I may do, however, in future developments is assigned certain users as Security administrators, but this is a long way off.

    What you’re ultimately suggesting also is IP-whitelisting…. you could white list your own IP

    How do I whitelist my IP (ie in which section of Shield)? Is it in the Firewall section?

    The thing is that InfiniteWP does log in to a Shield protected site, because you can run plugin updates etc. The issues is that when you try to open the admin panel in InfiniteWP, you have to login. When I’m running wordfence, as I do on some sites, you are already logged in.

    Its not a massive issue, but when you have a lot of sites and have to log into each separately, it starts to take up some time. After all, the main reason for using InfiniteWP (or any multisite manager) is to save you time administering your webites.

    Thanks

    Plugin Author Paul

    (@paultgoodchild)

    Other security plugins like the one you mention don’t have a security admin, we’re the only security plugin to offer it so it doesn’t really compare.

    I understand what the purpose of infinite is as our iControlWP control panel integrates with Shield to ensure great compatibility. But with other solutions you’ll need to adapt your infrastructure.

    To white list IPs, use the IP Manager section and you’ll see a button at the bottom to see (and add) IP addresses… this should do what you need.

    Try the white list and see how things are after that
    Thanks

    I tried adding the IWP server IP to the Whitelist in IP manager, however when I click add it doesn’t add it to the list (after clicking refresh).

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Plugin Author Paul

    (@paultgoodchild)

    Is it a public or private IP address you’re adding?

    It starts 10.0.xxx.xxx so I think that means it private?

    Plugin Author Paul

    (@paultgoodchild)

    yep, that’s a private IP address so you can’t white list it.

    Ok thanks for your help, it appears there’s no solution to this issue. Please let me know if anything changes with the Shield plugin to allow this to work.

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