What is WordPress Salt? A WordPress Security or Secret Key Generator (WordPress Tip for Optimum Security)

Introduction to WordPress Security Keys

 
WordPress introduced security keys from WordPress 2.6 Release for ‘better encryption of information stored in the user’s cookies.

 
Security Keys will look like this examples but don’t use these:

 

define( 'AUTH_KEY',         't`DK%X:>xy|e-Z(BXb/f(Ur`8#~UzUQG-^_Cs_GHs5U-&Wb?pgn^p8(2@}IcnCa|' );
define( 'SECURE_AUTH_KEY',  'D&ovlU#|CvJ##uNq}bel+^MFtT&.b9{UvR]g%ixsXhGlRJ7q!h}XWdEC[BOKXssj' );
define( 'LOGGED_IN_KEY',    'MGKi8Br(&{H*~&0s;{k0<S(O:+f#WM+q|npJ-+P;RDKT:~jrmgj#/-,[hOBk!ry^' );
define( 'NONCE_KEY',        'FIsAsXJKL5ZlQo)iD-pt??eUbdc{_Cn<4!d~yqz))&B D?AwK%)+)F2aNwI|siOe' );
define( 'AUTH_SALT',        '7T-!^i!0,w)[email protected]{8XE[DenYI^BVf{L:jvF,hf}zBf883td6D;Vcy8,S)-&G' );
define( 'SECURE_AUTH_SALT', 'I6`V|mDZq21-J|ihb u^q0F }F_NUcy`l,=obGtq*p#Ybe4a31R,r=|n#=]@]c #' );
define( 'LOGGED_IN_SALT',   'w<$4c$Hmd%/*]`Oom>(hdXW|0M=X={we6;Mpvtg+V.o<$|#_}qG(GaVDEsn,~*4i' );
define( 'NONCE_SALT',       'a|#h{c5|P &xWs4IZ20c2&%4!c(/uG}W:mAvy<I44`jAbup]t=]V<`}.py(wTP%%' );

 
Benefits of WordPress ‘Salt’

 

  1. A secret key makes your site harder to hack and access harder to crack by adding random elements to the password.
  2. A random, unpredictable password such as “88a7da62429ba6ad3cb3c76a09641fc” takes years to come up with the right combination.

 
Procedure of Deploying Salt in your WordPress Installation:

 
Step 01

 
Use this Online API to generate random & unique keys for your alternate website. BTW use different keys for different websites.

 
Step 02

 
Now copy paste your uniquely generated keys in your installations root’s wp-config.php file

 
Hope this helps,

 
Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

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