Alert: This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

WP_Recovery_Mode_Cookie_Service::generate_cookie(): string

Generates the recovery mode cookie value.


The cookie is a base64 encoded string with the following format:


Where "recovery_mode" is a constant string, iat is the time the cookie was generated at, rand is a randomly generated password that is also used as a session identifier and signature is an hmac of the preceding 3 parts.

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string Generated cookie content.

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File: wp-includes/class-wp-recovery-mode-cookie-service.php. View all references

private function generate_cookie() {
	$to_sign = sprintf( 'recovery_mode|%s|%s', time(), wp_generate_password( 20, false ) );
	$signed  = $this->recovery_mode_hash( $to_sign );

	return base64_encode( sprintf( '%s|%s', $to_sign, $signed ) );

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Version Description
5.2.0 Introduced.

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