A Backup Plan for Clef Users

Clef has been a foundational security service for the WordPress community and we are sad to see it go. However, we are pleased to announce that we are working directly with the Clef team to help you.

We’ve started by extending the sunset date by one month, giving you until the 7th of July to transition from Clef to an alternative of your choice.

We, of course, recommend Jetpack…


Two Factor Authentication with Jetpack

Jetpack offers a free secure authentication service including two-factor authentication.

Once you install Jetpack, you can enable two-factor authentication and make it a requirement for all users of your WordPress site — just like you’ve been used to with Clef.

You have the additional peace of mind that Jetpack’s security services are run by the same team that secures millions of self-hosted and WordPress.com sites.

Learn More and Get Started

To help you make the transition as easily as possible, we’ve put together a dedicated page that explains:

  • How Jetpack’s secure authentication works
  • Additional (free) security services you can benefit from
  • How to install Jetpack and enable two-factor authentication

Get started now and as ever, please get in touch with us should you have any questions.

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  1. Ronald Kelway says:

    Please do not send these emails.


    • Jeremy says:

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  2. johnwalker says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I like Jetpack, but let’s not pretend that is as easy to log in with as was Clef. Still waiting to see where and in what guise and at what price Clef reappears. Anyone know?


    • Richard says:

      I hear you. A lot of us at Jetpack have used Clef as well.

      Change can be frustrating and setting up a new service — even were Clef to reappear in a new guise — is going to involve a learning curve.

      If you decide to give Jetpack’s secure sign-on a go, you will find that logging in with WP.com accounts is a one-click experience.

      Do contact us if you need any help or guidance: https://jetpack.com/contact-support/


    • helenlion says:

      There’s also Unloq: https://unloq.io/ (they also have a wordpress plugin). It has 3 MFA options, transaction authorisation and encrypts all data in transit and at rest with users’ personal encryption keys. It’s free under 100 users/ account. Hope this helps


  3. thedigitalbridgesblog says:

    Thanks so much for this post! I’m so glad that there is a backup plan available for Clef users! I have been looking into mgcp alternatives and this seems like a great service.


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