What is 2FA "Remember Me" feature and how to use it?

2-factor authentication (2FA) is great for ensuring users logging into your site are the legitimate account owners.

But it’s a pain in the proverbial to use, sometimes. It just adds friction.

Now, with Shield Security, you can make it easier by using the "Remember Me" feature. You still get prompted for your 2FA codes, but not every single time.

2FA "Remember Me" feature can be found under the main section for the Login Guard module.

How to enable 2FA "Remember Me" feature

To enable this feature, simply set the number of days that Shield will "remember" a successful 2FA login (i.e. 5 days).

Once the number is set, the user must select the checkbox at the time they’re confirming their 2FA on the Shield's MFA Page.

Or, on the WP login page:

Any user that logs in, and selects the option to "remember", will by-pass Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for the next 5 days.

We highly recommend that users only check this box for computers and browsers that they “own” i.e. not in public or shared-use computers.

If you want to disable this feature, set the value to zero, 0.

Important: The "Remember Me" feature is currently based on IP address. If you use this option from one ISP IP address, it'll remember that IP and you won't be prompted for 2FA for that IP. But, if your IP changes, you will be prompted.

For more information on the "Remember Me" feature, read the article here

Note: ShieldPRO is required for this feature. To find out what the extra ShieldPRO features are and how to purchase, please follow this link here.