These settings will affect all other features plugin wide.
Write To Files
This will allow iThemes security to write to your wp-config.php and .htaccess. If you don't enable this you will have to manually add code to the files for many of the features to function.
This is the email that all notifications such as lockout or file chafes will go to.
Backup Delivery Email
This is where all of your backups will go to. You can add multiple emails, just be sure it's one per line.
Host Lockout Message
This is the message that an IP address will see if they're locked out of the site.
User Lockout Message
This is the message a user will see if their specific username is locked out.
Blacklist Repeat Offender
Enable this option to auto ban IPs that meet your lockout criteria.
Here is where you how times an IP gets locked out while meeting your Blacklist Lookback Period criteria before it is banned.
Blacklist Lookback Period
The length of time the offending IP will be locked out.
Lockout White List
Here you enter any IP address or IP ranges that you don't want locked out. You can enter as many as you'd like, but each one has to be on it's own line.
If you enable this you'll receive an email each time any type of lockout occurs.
You have three choices of how you'd like to store your logs, database only, file only or both. The database option will store the logs in your database with other WordPress data. The file option will store them on your hard drive where ever you specify in your Path to Log Files setting. Both will store them in both locations.
Days to Keep Database Logs
Here set set the amount of days to store your logs in the database so it doesn't get to bloated.
Path to Log Files
If you choose to store your logs in a file this is the path to where they will be stored.
Allow Data Tracking
We highly recommend enabling this feature. It will send data showing what features have been enabled and disabled to Google Analytics. This will help us know what features to give priority to improving and what future features to focus on.
Disable File Locking
Turning this option on will prevent errors related to file locking however might result in operations being executed twice. We do not recommend turning this off unless your host prevents the file locking feature from working correctly.
Override Proxy Detection
If you're not using a proxy service such as Varnish, Cloudflare or others turning this on may result in more accurate IP detection.
Hide Security Menu in Admin Bar
Hide Security menu in admin bar