When your customers login to your website they are opening a database session. This session is typically shielded by the fact that your user is connecting to your shop using a secure login. However, an addtionally option called a security token can be added so that every connection that your customers make to your shop utilizes a unique security token providing yet another security layer. This option is used to ensure that the session created by your login cannot be duplicated. Each session will be separated by the unique token. This option will help protect the data saved on the database for your PrestaShop 1.5 installation. The following article explains how to enable this security tokens in the PrestaShop 1.5 Administrator Dashboard. Note that this option is for your customer logins - not your backend administrator logins.
Enabling Front Office Security in PrestaShop 1.5
- Login to the PrestaShop 1.5 Administrator Dashboard.
- Hover over the menu and look for PREFERENCES. Click on GENERAL when the drop-down menu appears.
- Click on the second-line down labeled "INCREASE FRONT OFFICE SECURITY" - select YES or NOT to enable or disable the security tokens on your website.
- Click on the green SAVE button in the top right hand corner in order to save your options.
This completes the tutorial for enabling security tokens in the front office (the shop screen) of your PrestaShop installation. If you require more information, go to Security in PrestaShop 1.5.