Note: This option/feature is no longer applicable to the latest version of the Shield Security plugin and is here for reference purposes only.


Your 'Unique Plugin Installation ID' is an automatically generated ID for this plugin on your particular site.

  • It doesn't contain or embed any identifiable information about you or your site
  • It is an MD5 hash of some random data which was generated when your plugin was installed / updated from v4.15.0+
  • It is to be used for certain functions which will grow as the plugin develops. e.g. forceoff


To see your installation ID, go to the Shield plugin Dashboard => General Options => Installation ID. (See the screenshot below)