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Password protecting wp-admin creates too many redirects

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accessgroup
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2012-07-20 2:15 pm EST

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Hi,

When I use InMotion's password protect a directory feature in cPanel to protect /wp-admin/, I am no longer able to log in to my site's WP admin area. As soon as I remove the password protection, I am able to log in the admin area without a problem.

The server error I receive is 310: Too many redirects. How can I fix this? I want to make sure /wp-admin/ is extra secure.

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scott
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2012-07-20 2:38 pm EST
Hello accessgroup,

Placing the protection on the wp-admin folder is not very helpful to secure the admin dashboard. This is due to the wp-admin redirecting to domain.com/wp-login.php where it does the actual login. This means that they can bypass the wp-admin folder entirely to get to your login page.

I do have a link from the WordPress site that helps you with hardening your installation from infiltration. This is much more effective for your site.

Hardening Wordpress

Best Regards,
Scott M

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