Solid Security Settings Import and Export

Have more than one site? Want to just backup your settings for later?


Use these settings to import and export your Solid Security Pro settings.

Please note that if you are migrating a site to a different server you will have to update any path settings, such as logs or backup files after the import.

Creating an Export




To create a new settings export, from the Solid Security Pro Tools settings, go to the Import and Export section and then click the Create New Export button.



Next, you will choose a name and what to include in the export.



Note: You can include all elements by checking the box next to the Include All Data. However, you can exclude elements from the export by clicking the arrow to the left of an element and unchecking the “Include in Export” box to exclude the element from the export.


The export is separated into five different elements of Solid Security Pro:




1. Features



When selected, a list of the Login SecurityFirewallSite Check, and Utilities features you have enabled will be included in the export.


2. User Groups



When selected, a list of the site’s User Groups will be included in the export.


3. Banned IPs



When selected, a list of the site’s banned IPs will be included in the export.


4. Security Dashboard



When selected, a list of the site’s Security Dashboards and their Security Cards will be included in the export.


5. Settings


When selected, the configured settings of each Solid Security feature will be included in the export.


Here, you can choose which settings configuration for every feature of Solid Security Pro will be included in the export or only a few. In version 7.1, the choice is yours.



After naming and choosing what to include in the export, click the Create button.


Managing Your Export Files


When you create a new export of your security setting, it will be saved to the wp-content/uploads/ithemes-security/exports directory and the list of export files in the Import and Export section.



From the Manage Exports file list, you can:


  1. Download – Select an export file(s) and download a copy of the export.
  2. Delete – Select an export file(s) and remove it from the site’s upload directory and the Export list.
  3. Name – View the name of an export file.
  4. Date – View the date the export files were created.
  5. Content – View the security data included in the export.


How to Import Solid Security Settings


There are two different locations where you can start the import process.


On sites where Solid Security Pro hasn’t been configured, click the "Click here to import settings" link from the Onboarding Menu to begin the process.



On sites where Solid Security Pro has been configured, click Import from the Import and Export section.



After clicking Import from either location, you will choose an import method of either uploading an export file or connecting to another website.


Let’s take a closer look at both methods of importing a settings export file.



Method 1: Connect to another WordPress Site


How would you like just to enter the URL of the site you want to import the Solid Security Pro settings from? If you answered yes, you will want to select the WordPress Site method.


On the next page, enter the URL of the site running Solid Security Pro and click Connect.



Solid Security Pro will connect to the site using the WordPress REST API. You will need to authorize and approve Solid Security Pro connecting to the site on the following two screens.


Note: You'll need to log in to the site you want to connect to.




Now that Solid Security Pro is authorized and connected, click the Select Export button to choose a file to import.



From the Pick from WordPress page, you can select an existing export or create a new one.


If you choose the Create Export option, you will run through the new export flow that we covered in the previous section. For this post, we will select an existing export and click the Select Export button.



The New & Improved Settings Import Flow


After selecting an export file, you will see a summary of what is included in the export.



The export Summary is broken down into 3 sections:


  1. Export Data – Display the elements of Solid Security Pro included in the export. You can deselect any element, and its data won’t be imported.
  2. Replace Users – These are users from the export that are associated with an element of the export. If there is an equivalent user on the new site, you can select them in the dropdown menu. Otherwise, you can leave it blank.
  3. Replace Roles – These are user roles from the export that are associated with an element of the export. Select the user role from the new that best represents the user role from the export.


When you are finished reviewing the Import Summary, click the Next button.


Now you will have an opportunity to review each section and configure site-specific settings. To apply the settings to your new site, click the Complete Setup button on the final page of the import flow.


After the settings are applied, your site will be more secure than ever!


Method 2: Upload An Export File


Before using the Upload File import method, you will need an export file to upload. From the Security -> Tools -> Import and Export section, download an export file to use on a new site.


After downloading the appropriate export file, navigate to the Solid Security Pro Import page. Then, select the Upload File method and upload the export file you downloaded earlier.


After uploading the export file, follow The New and Improved Settings Import Flow shown in the previous section.

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