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In this guide I will walk you through limiting access to the /wp-admin directory, and the wp-login.php script, which will lock down and password protect your WordPress website from invalid login attempts.
If you haven't already, I'd suggest checking out my article about the WordPress brute force attack that has recently been going on that prompted me to write this article.
Using the steps below, I'll show you how to create password protection for your /wp-admin directory, as well as how to copy those rules over to also protect your wp-login.php script.
Please note that it's been reported to us in certain cases following these steps will result in a re-direct loop. If you're having that issue, please ensure you have the following two entries at the top of both .htaccess files:
ErrorDocument 401 "Denied"
ErrorDocument 403 "Denied"
<FilesMatch "wp-login.php"> AuthType Basic AuthName "Secure Area" AuthUserFile "/home/example/.htpasswds/public_html/wp-admin/passwd" require valid-user </FilesMatch>
Then click on Save Changes up at the top-right. Now if someone tries to directly login via wp-login.php they will be prompted for a valid user as well.
Congratulations, now you know how to protect your WordPress website from unauthorized login attempts, by requiring a username and password before an attempt to directly login to WordPress is even allowed.
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