“Clef” a popular WordPress two-factor authentication plugin with more than 1 million active users/sites is no more available in WordPress plugin directory. (Official Announcement)
Clef services will continue until June 6th, 2017, after June 6th, 2017, the mobile app will stop working and will be removed from the Google Play and Apple App stores. Brennen Byrne, Clef’s CEO, said He and his team is joining another company and further details will be published soon.
Clef official website published a transition guide here.
“The decision to sunset the product was chosen after exhausting other options, We’ve considered a lot of options for how we can satisfy our responsibility to the folks who have used our product for a long time, but ultimately we felt like this was the only responsible option we could take,” Byrne said.
Byrne also said, “We’ve been so happy to build a product that people loved and which had widespread adoption in the WordPress community, but we haven’t been able to find a business model which made the company sustainable.”
WordPress users across the globe are expressing their sadness and disappointment at this decision.