Implementing WordPress Single Sign On with Jetpack

By Implementing WordPress Single Sign On with Jetpack, you can increase the security of your WordPress site. WordPress websites have a public login page and it can be accessed by anyone using http://example.com/wp-login.php URL. Many hackers use brute force mechanism to guess the username and password of your site. There will be bots running to crack the WordPress websites. If you have installed any WordPresss security plugins like WordFence or Sucuri Security then you will get the complete details of it.

Secure WordPress with Single Sign On

Single Sign On offers an even more secure option on your WordPress blog. The moment you enable Single Sign On you will change the way of authenticating to your website.  Here are some of the advantages of Single Sign On.

  1. The Login functionality will be disabled on your site and the only way to Login to your WordPress site will be through WordPress.com site.
  2. WordPress.com has 2-factor authentication and you can enable 2-factor authentication without installing any additional plugin on your site.
  3. Moving on to Single Sign On will help you in Managing multiple websites at one place. You could use the same account to login into all the sites.
  4. All the malicious login requests and brute force attacks are now automatically redirected to WordPress.com websites and it reduces the Load on your server and database.

Implementing WordPress Single Sign On with Jetpack

Follow the Step by Step tutorial to enable the Single Sign On with Jetpack on your Website.

  • Create an account in the WordPress.com website. Create some dummy blog in the WordPress.com site as a part of registration process. If you already have an account then you could skip this step.
  • After you create the account in WordPress.com site the next step is to enable the two-factor authentication. Enter the phone number and WordPress will send you the authentication code message to the number you specified. Enter the code you receive and complete the verification process.
  • The next step is to install the Jetpack plugin on your site. Activate the plugin and it will ask you to “connect to WordPress.com”. Link your blog with WordPress.com by connecting through Jetpack plugin.
  • Enable the Single Sign On in Jetpack Modules as shown below. This will enable the Single Sign On and you will be able to link your WordPress account with your blog user account. Implementing WordPress Single Sign On with Jetpack
  • If you would like to disable the Login page of your site and Login from WordPress.com always then you should add the below line in the function.php file which is present in the wp-content/themes/{theme-name} directory.

If you have followed and implemented all the steps then hit your login page and it should automatically redirect to WordPress.com Login page. Enter the credentials which you have provided for the WordPress.com site to Login to your admin dashboard of your blog.

You could turn off this feature whenever you don’t need and also unlink the WordPress.com account association by visiting your Profile details.

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