To improve our security posture and strengthen our ability to defend again cyber security attacks and exploits, University IT is restricting access to the WordPress administration screen from off-campus networks, effective Wednesday, February 28th. This level of security is already in place for other content management and web publishing tools, such as Cascade and Deploy.
Who will be impacted?
There will be no impact to users viewing a website created using WordPress. This change will only affect WordPress site administrators that are managing content.
What should I do?
If you are a WordPress site administrator and will need to access your website while not on the campus network, please do the following:
- Setup two-factor authentication for your University ID (NetID); all access to the campus network while off-campus requires two-factor authentication.
- Setup VPN from the computer you plan to use to access the campus network.
- Log onto VPN and access your WordPress site as an administrator; your VPN connection allows you to operate as if you are on the campus network.
If you are not affiliated with the University and don’t currently have a University ID (NetID), you will need to have a University faculty or staff member to sponsor your account. For more information, click here.
For general assistance, please contact the University IT Help Desk at (585) 275-2000 or UnivITHelp@rochester.edu