How to upgrade to the Astra Website Protection 2.0 dashboard
We’re super excited to announce the launch of our re-imagined & re-engineered product - Astra Website Protection 2.0. The new dashboard and Website Protection plugin is available for Early Access so that you can experience our new technology and features before everyone else does.
It will give you greater control over the security of your website than you’ve ever had - while being no-code, plugin-n-play & secure as always.
To know everything about Astra Website Protection 2.0, please read our release announcement
How to upgrade your account
Over the next few weeks we’ll be upgraded everyone’s account automatically. If you don’t want to wait, and want to try out the new dashboard now itself here is what you have to do:
Create a new account from our Sign-up Page using the Sign up with email option (not Google account)
Make sure you enter the email address used to purchase the Astra subscription. If you are a team member, you will have to ask the account owner to follow these steps.
You will receive an email to verify your account. Click on the verification link to activate your account.
Once the account is verified, we will start migrating your data to the new dashboard. It may take 5-10 minutes to completed.
Now visit https://my.getastra.com and you will see the websites protected by Astra. If it does not get updated after 30 minutes also, please create a support ticket.
[Important] When signing up, use the Sign up with email option to migrate your data. If you use the Google account option, your data will NOT be migrated. In that case, contact support
The account can be migrated by the account owners only (email id with which the subscription was purchased). If you are a team member, please ask the account owner to follow these steps
For future use, bookmark the URL https://my.getastra.com/ to access your Website Protection & Pentest sites/targets with us.
Installing the new Plugin
With the new dashboard, we've also released a brand new plugin, which you'll have to install on your website. The new plugin requires PHP 7.1 or higher on your server. See all the system requirements to use the new plugin.
To unlock new features such as Booster Rules, upgraded Malware Scan reports etc – you will have to uninstall the old Astra plugin, and replace it with the new plugin which can be downloaded from the dashboard. All your threat data, customizations, preferences etc. are imported automatically.
Steps to experience the new plugin:
Log-in to your dashboard at https://my.getastra.com/waf
Click on the ⚙️ icon next to your website’s name to navigate to the Settings page
Click on Re-install Astra section, then select your CMS name & follow the instructions
Before you install the new plugin, remember that it is important that you uninstall the old plugin
Now, download the new plugin from the Re-install Astra page & install it on your website as per instructions
Enter the unique Activation Code into the Astra plugin installed on your website
Now in your Astra dashboard, click on the Verify Installation button to confirm that everything is set-up correctly
If you face any problems while reinstalling the plugin, or need assistance with the process just fill in your details by clicking the Request plugin installation button on the “Re-install Astra” page or contact us by creating a Support Ticket from your dashboard.
Since not all customers are using the new dashboard yet - both the old and new dashboards will be available. We request you to use the new dashboard (https://my.getastra.com) since your account has been migrated to it. Keep in mind that you will loose the changes that you make in the old dashboard.
At the time of writing this article, our Slack Integration is yet to be available in the new dashboard. Based on the feedback we've received from all of you, we will be re-imagining the integration and shall begin rollout next quarter. Also, we will be discontinuing the Cookie Consent tool to focus solely on the core product. You can continue to use the Cookie Consent tool already integrated on your website, but we will not be releasing any new updates to it. You can try this open-source alternative.
If you have any feedback about Astra Website Protection 2.0, or are facing any technical difficulties - please feel free to create a support ticket to let us know.
Updated on: 13/08/2022