WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Password Protecting a Page

This document will walk you through password protecting one of your Pages in WordPress.

How does password protection work in WordPress?

WordPress offers users the option to password protect a page. The instructions below will walk you through adding a password to a specific page that will be a shared password. This means everyone accessing the page will use the same password to access it, and it will not use NetID authentication. We caution users against password protecting a page with sensitive or restricted data, as a shared password is more vulnerable to being compromised. If you need to share data of that nature, we'd recommend using Box.com, Google apps, or another application that allows you to restrict access by NetID.

Can I use NetID authentication to restrict a page or site?

Not at this time. We are aware that there is a need for NetID authentication and will be addressing it in the future.

To add password protection to a page:

  1. Login to WordPress and navigate to the password to which you'd like to add password protection.
  2. On the right hand Publish menu, locate the Visibility section. Click on Edit.

    publishing menu options

  3. Click on Password Protected.
  4. Enter a password. We recommend adhering to UW's policy on strong passwords.
  5. Click on OK.
  6. Click on Update
  7. Navigate to the page on your live site and verify the password protection is working.

Keywords:restricted login   Doc ID:73221
Owner:Ryan H.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2017-05-10 12:05 CDTUpdated:2017-05-10 12:11 CDT
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