Best WordPress Authentication Plugins

With being known as one of the widely used content management system in the whole world, the same way it results into working as a heaven for hackers. It would be good if one prepare well in advances with keep an eye on every factor which can result in bearing the security of your WordPress site. In this article, I have collected the best authentication plugins which you can use for your WordPress site.

Login Security Solution

The plugin lets you get security against brute force attacks by tracking IP, name, password; requiring very strong passwords.

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Peter’s Login Redirect

The plugin redirect users to different locations after logging in and logging out.

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Membee Login

The plugin will add member authentication and access role management to your WordPress site via Membee’s powerful Member Single Sign-On web service.

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Mozilla Persona (BrowserID)

The plugin allows users to sign into your site using Mozilla Persona. A widget, shortcode and template tags are provided. Custom login and logout links can be created.

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Simple LDAP Login

The plugin allows you to integrate WordPress with LDAP quickly and easily.

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Sexy Login

The plugin allow you to get a sexy login widget in your WordPress. It’s useful for sites that would like to avoid the normal WordPress login pages.

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Duo Two-Factor Authentication

The plugin will let you easily add Duo Security two-factor authentication to your WordPress website. Enable two-factor authentication for your admins and/or users.

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WP Email Login

The plugin will let you use your email address instead of a username to log into your WordPress.

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ManageWP Worker

The plugin allows you to remotely manage your WordPress sites from one dashboard.

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Nice Login Widget

The plugin lets you add, build and manage login-register widget anywhere in your site.

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SN Extend Authentication

The plugin allows admin to disable anonymous users browsing of selective posts, pages, feeds or complete WordPress site.

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wSecure Authentication

The plugin hides admin URL so that default URL will no longer bring up the admin page. Only people who enter the secret key will be able to access admin page.

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WP Login Security 2

The plugin provides enhanced security by requiring users to whitelist their IP address. If the IP address is not recognized, the plugin will send an email to the user with a link that contains a one-time key. Optionally the blog administrator can also be notified.

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OpenID

The plugin allows WordPress to provide and consumer OpenIDs for authentication of users and comments.

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Login Dongle

The plugin protects your login by means of a security question (AKA challenge/response) as an extra security layer.

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Limit Login Attempts

The plugin limit the number of login attempts possible both through normal login as well as using auth cookies.

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Network Username Restrictions Override

By default, WordPress network usernames cannot contain anything but lowercase letters and numbers. This plugin adds network options to let you include hyphens, underscores, or uppercase letters, if desired.

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One-Time Password

The plugin enables you to login to your WordPress weblog using passwords which are valid for one session only.

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Google Authenticator

The plugin gives you two-factor authentication using the Google Authenticator app for Android/iPhone/Blackberry.

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  • Jeff Guest

    That is a very good and comprehensive list. I have had 2 wordpress sites hacked in the past, one on the eve of a big launch and it is not fun, so this post is a helpful reminder to us all – SECURE YOUR LOGINS!

    • Glad my friend you like the article. 🙂
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