Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin, Blockchain And Ethereum In Less Than 90 Minutes Of Short Videos | Web We Want

This blog post by Xabier E. Barandiaran from January 3, 2016 is shared on a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license. In less than 90 minutes of short videos you should be able to understand how Bitcoin, Blockchain and Ethereum works, how is it possible to create applications, contracts, democratic systems or value exchange and reputation systems that […]

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Authy two-factor authentication for WordPress

I just installed WordPress 4.5.2 via DreamHost’s One-Click installer.  I’ve been with DreamHost a loooong time now, but this is the first blog I’ve ever set up at this URL. I wanted a place I could post quasi-geek stuff without having to worry about if it was related to anesthesia or not (my day…and night….job).

The one-click install worked flawlessly, and Dreamhost even arranges for a free SSL certificate via Let’s Encrypt, so the site has the benefit of https without having to pay for a cert. Cool.

I’ve been using Authy in place of Google Authenticator on my Newton 2000 iPhone for my two-factor authentication tokens for quite a while now , and wondered if I could use it on my own personal site.  The short answer is a resounding YES. The longer answer is that it was easier than I thought.

Authy offers a WordPress plugin that can be installed on your own site:

Authy Plugin for WordPress
Here’s a screenshot of the Authy wordpress plugin description.

Even though this 2.5.5 version hasn’t been updated in about a year, it works fine with this WordPress 4.5.2 installation.  Once installed and activated, all I had to do was go to http://www.authy.com/signup to get a free API key.

I can see why Authy makes this free and easy to encourage users to try their technology. Once ‘inside’ you can get a glimpse of what is possible with 2-FA via Authy and how well thought out and smooth the whole service is.  My only concern is that I see most tokens have gone from 6 to 8 numbers.  It could be a real problem for me to type in 20 numbers in 30 seconds should it come to that. 😐