The iThemes Security Dashboard utilizes Security Cards to organize all your security activity in a more digestible way. Security Cards break the info from the logs down to easy to consume bite-sized nuggets of data.
How to Enable the Security Dashboard
Note: Security Dashboard Requirements: iThemes Security Pro version 5.6.0 and WordPress 5.0 or later.
After updating to iThemes Security 5.6.0, you will see that the Security Dashboard module has been added to the security settings. Click the Enable button to begin using your dynamic security dashboard.
Once you’ve enabled the dashboard, you can view it from both the Admin Dashboard and Security settings in your WordPress Admin menu.
Next, you can create a new dashboard using the iThemes Security default dashboard or create one from scratch. Enter a name for your board and then click the Create Board button.
Security Dashboard Overview
|1. Events Tracked||Total logged events across all of iThemes Security.|
|2. Suspicious Activities||Total activity that iThemes Security deems suspicious such as 404s, invalid login attempts, missing reCAPTCHA, or unrecognized Trusted Devices.|
|3. Activities Blocked||The number of times iThemes Security takes action to block a suspicious user. Includes lockouts, banned IPs and protected hijacked sessions.|
|4. IPs Monitored||Display all active lockouts. If your client locked themselves out, you can quickly clear the lockout from this card.|
|5. Manage Dashboard||Switch to a different dashboard|
|6. Share Dashboard||Share the current dashboard with another user.|
|7. Edit Cards||Add or remove cards to the dashboard.|
The 11 Security Cards
|1. Malware Scans||See the history of your site's malware scans.|
|2. User Security Profiles||See a list of every admin user on the site. Click on any username to get their security overview.|
|3. User Security Profile||Pin a single user’s profile to your dashboard, and see their user role, password strength and age, whether or not they have two-factor enabled and when they were last on the site.|
|4. Active Lockouts||Display all active lockouts. If your client locked themselves out, you can quickly clear the lockout from this card.|
|5. Lockout||See a history of lockouts on our site.|
|6. Banned Users||View a history of IPs banned by iThemes Security.|
|7. Brute Force Attacks||Displays a graph that charts Brute Force activity.|
|8. Trusted Devices||Displays a graph charting approved, auto-approved and blocked devices.|
See an overview of 404s over the past 30 days.
|10.Database Backups||View a 30-day history of backups and create a new database backup.|
|11. Update Summary||Display the number of WordPress, plugin, and theme updates over a specific time.|
Moving the Security Cards
Move a security card by dragging and dropping it to the desired location.
Adjusting the Size of the Security Cards
To change the size of a card, click the slider icon and drag your mouse until it is the desired size.
Note: Most of the card's size can be adjusted horizontally and vertically, but some are limited to horizontal adjustments.
Add or remove specific IP addresses from accessing the site straight from the dashboard. You can also add, edit, and delete notes with each blocked IP.
Sharing is Caring
Once you have completed your dashboard, you can share your perfection with other users in 3 steps.
1. Click the Share Dashboard button.
2. Choose the User or User Role.
3. Click the Share button
Now the User or Users will have access to the dashboard the next time they log in.
Security Dashboard Settings
The Security Dashboard includes a helpful setting so you can remove a user's ability to view or create dashboards. This is helpful if you are a site builder/manager and wish to set up a Security Dashboard for your clients, but not let clients create their own.