Kill Passwords: How To Never Use a Password With WordPress Again
Are you tired of forgetting your password and sending reset emails? WordPress is everywhere and chances are that you have multiple sets of login credentials for your many WordPress sites. Keeping track of all of this login info can be maddening, especially if you’re a developer with hundreds of sites.
Imagine your life without passwords. Believe it or not, you don’t have to trade security for convenience.
Introducing LaunchKey: Your Ticket to Killing Passwords Forever
LaunchKey is a revolutionary new app that brings multi-factor user authentication to websites and apps. Because the use of insecure passwords can create a giant security hole in your WordPress site, many administrators are now opting for an alternative to password-based user authentication.
LaunchKey’s multi-factor authentication happens on your smartphone and/or tablet via the free LaunchKey app. This authentication includes the following three factors:
- Possession Factor – Your mobile device is tied to you by virtue of your physical possession of the phone/tablet. This is the most difficult one for hackers to exploit.
- Inherence Factor – LaunchKey offers an optional security feature called geofencing, which uses GPS on your device to make sure that it is physically located within one of the geographical zones that you authorize before authenticating a launch request
- Knowledge Factor – Instead of using the traditional passwords for the knowledge factor, LaunchKey makes use of an in-app PIN lock and in-app Combo Lock with PINs and combinations that are encrypted and stored locally on the device.
As you can see, even though you simply swipe to log in, the multi-factor authentication makes the process much more secure than using passwords.
The LaunchKey WordPress Plugin
LaunchKey has just released its official WordPress plugin to bring its multi-factor user authentication to WordPress sites. To get your site set up you’ll need to activate the plugin and then install the LaunchKey app on your personal device. After you create a user/pair an existing account, you’ll need to “Create new app” within your LaunchKey dashboard for the site you’re wanting to add. Step-by-step instructions are included on the plugin’s installation guide.
The first time you log in there will be a pairing process and then once it’s fully set up, you’ll see the “Log In with LaunchKey” option at the bottom of the WordPress login form. From now on you can kiss passwords goodbye! The best part is that both the LaunchKey app and the WordPress plugin are free.
Changing your site to use multi-factor user authentication takes only a couple of minutes to set up with LaunchKey. Are you thinking about switching?