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wp_authenticate_user filter-hook . WP 2.5.0

Filters whether the given user can be authenticated with the provided $password.


add_filter( 'wp_authenticate_user', 'filter_function_name_6580', 10, 2 );
function filter_function_name_6580( $user, $password ){
	// filter...

	return $user;
WP_User or WP_Error object if a previous callback failed authentication.
Password to check against the user.

Where the hook is called

wp-includes/user.php 163
$user = apply_filters( 'wp_authenticate_user', $user, $password );
wp-includes/user.php 233
$user = apply_filters( 'wp_authenticate_user', $user, $password );

Where the hook is used (in WP core)

Does not used.