Transitioning away from Clef for two-factor authentication
NOTE: Following our announcement, as of July 7th, Clef has been officially decommissioned. This means logins with the Clef app will no longer work. If you can not log into your site because of this, restore password-based access by deleting the
/wp-content/plugins/wpclef/ folder via SFTP, SSH, WP-CLI, or your control panel's file manager.
This is a guide to help users transition from Clef to other forms of two-factor authentication. To best help you make the transition, please select how you use Clef:
- I log in with Clef using the Clef plugin on a WordPress site
- I log in with Clef on a non-WordPress site
- I am a developer who has integrated Clef using the Clef API
I log in with Clef using the Clef plugin on a WordPress site
If you're using WordPress and Clef, transitioning to another form of two-factor authentication is easy! This guide will walk you through uninstalling the Clef plugin and installing the Authy plugin or Google Authenticator through Jetpack or Wordfence.
- Log in to your WordPress site
Navigate to the
Pluginssection of your WordPress dashboard
- Deactivate the the Clef plugin.
- Delete the the Clef plugin.
- Follow one of these guides for setting up two-factor authentication with another plugin:
- 1. Two-Factor
- 2. Authy
- 3. Google Authenticator
If you do not have access to the
Plugins section of your WordPress site, please send this guide to your WordPress administrator.
I log in with Clef on a non-WordPress site
If your site is not a WordPress site, to switch away from Clef you simply need to disable Clef on your account and activate a second form of two-factor authentication.
Because every site is different, we can't give detailed instructions on how to change these settings, but we recommend looking for the
Security section of your
I am a developer who has integrated Clef using the Clef API
To transition away from Clef as a developer, you need to three primary things:
- Integrate an alternate form of two-factor authentication on your website or app
- Advise your users that Clef support will be ending on your website
- Disable your Clef integration
If you're a developer looking for help transitioning to another form of two-factor authentication, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.