The WordPress Security Admin is found within its own module and can be accessed from the main Shield menu (Full Options tab), under Security Admin.
This powerful security layer restricts access to the WordPress Shield Security plugin preventing unauthorized changes to your security settings.
How to turn on the Security Admin
The Security Admin is disabled by default. To turn it on, simply supply a Security Admin access key into "Supply/Confirm Password" field.
Once you've done that, use the Security Admin Timeout option to specify an automatic timeout interval for Security Admin access:
What is the Security Admin access key?
Access key is a password that you create. It can be anything you want. You must remember it as if you do not, you will not be able to access the setting of the WordPress Shield Security plugin.
Please note that, if you do not enter the Access Key, the option will not be enabled.
How to turn off the Security Admin
To turn off Security Admin you must be authenticated with the plugin first (you have to provide your access key), and then delete it.
To learn how to delete your Security Admin access key, read the article here.
Important: If you happen to have lost or forgotten your access key, follow the guide outlined in this article here.
Note: You can also use the Persistent Security Admins option to specify/whitelist security admins that do not need to authenticate with the access key. Read more here.
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- What is the Security Admin module and how does it work?
- What are the Security Admin Restriction Zones options?