iControlWP offers the option of completely restricting access to your account to a very specific list of IP addresses. This ensures that access to your account is highly controlled.
How to restrict access to specific IP address
To do this, select the "Account" section from within your iControlWP dashboard, click on the "My Security" button and enable "IP Login Restriction" option. (See the screenshot below)
Important: Restricting logins by IP address works by allowing you list a series of specific IP addresses from which you can log into your iControlWP account. If you’re on a computer/phone/device who’s IP address is not on your personal restricted list, you will not be permitted to login.
Please ensure you put in your current IP address (which you can find here) before saving.
Note: You must supply your iControlWP account password before being able to save the settings.
How to add new IP addresses without being logged in
To prevent you from being locked out of your own account after enabling this option, we have programmed a dynamic two-factor authentication system so you can add IP addresses even when you're logged out.
It's easy, and it works as follows:
- Being logged out of iControlWP, attempt to log into the control panel.
- Upon successful login, you will receive an email detailing that a login attempt was made from a given IP address
- Within this email, there will be a confirmation link to add this IP address to your list of permitted IP addresses.
- Clicking this link will add the IP address and you'll just need to log in once again.