The Solid 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: Solid Security Pro version 5.6.0 and WordPress 5.0 or later.
After updating to Solid Security 7.0, you will see that the Security Dashboard module has been updated.
You can enable the Security Dashboard during the onboarding process. You can also choose which user groups get to see the dashboard by toggling ON the switch Enable Dashboard Creation in your User Groups settings.
Once you’ve enabled the dashboard, you can view it in your WordPress Admin menu.
Next, you can create a new dashboard using the Solid Security default dashboard or create one from scratch. Enter a name for your board and then click the Create New Dashboard button.
Security Dashboard Overview
|1. Updates Summary (Pro only)||Display the number of WordPress, plugin, and theme updates over a specific time|
|2. Banned Users||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.|
|3. Bans Overview||See an overview of Login Attempts, Login Attempts using "admin", and CAPTCHA bans over the past 30 days.|
|4. Vulnerable Software||See a list of vulnerable software found on the site.|
|5. Active Lockouts||Displays the active lockouts on the site. You can use this card to clear any active lockouts.|
|6. Lockouts||See an overview of Hosts, Users, and Usernames lockouts over the past 30 days.|
|7. Threats Blocked||A graph of the overall number of threats blocked.|
|8. User Security Profile (Pro only)||See the security profile of specific users.|
|9. User Security Profiles (Pro only)||Check the security profile for overall users.|
|10. Database Backups||View a 30-day history of backups and create a new database backup.|
|11. Trusted Devices (Pro only)||A graph of the overall approved, auto-approved and blocked devices.|
|12. Security Summary||See an overview of the latest Solid Security News and known site vulnerabilities.|
Moving the Security Cards
Move a security card by dragging and dropping it to the desired location.
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 address.
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.