The Clef Two-factor authentication login for WordPress works incredibly well at protecting the WordPress site from:
brute-force and botnet login attacks
weak, reused, and recycled passwords
sending login credentials via an insecure (non-ssl) connection
password phishing attempts
account takeovers via email account breaches
However, what happens when the smartphone used for login can’t reach the internet? Fortunately, the makers of Clef have taken this into account. The following steps are used when the internet is not available for the smartphone required for login:
1. Go to the normal WordPress login screen (with the Clef wave showing).
2. Login with the smartphone with the Clef app
3. Clef will recognize that there is no internet available and ask you to place your login screen in offline mode. (note that a working webcam is required)
4. A QR code will appear on the phone that you will use to login. Position the QR code so that it takes up most of the window and can be read by the computer.
5. Once the QR code is read, you will be logged into WordPress.
Learn how to login with Clef in offline mode in the InMotion Hosting Support Center:
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