Use it to set a secret key to your administrator URL, and/or add IP whitelisting to your admin login page.
How to install and configure
- Install as a normal module
- Go to extensions / modules, select your admin modules, not your website modules
- Select the Admin Protecty module and publish it in the login module position of the default Joomla admin template
- Set your options, and your login page is protected. As simple as that!
- The IP block option works as follows. : What it does is block all IP's by default, and it only allows the IP's you enter to pass through. Simply put in the IP's with access, and you are set to go! If you want to grant access to more than 1 IP simply add them separated by a comma, for instance: 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11. Now 2 IP numbers will have access.
The secret option wokrs as follows: use it and users have to add it to the administrator url, to gain access. for instance administrator?secret as admin login.
Any user that is not authorized, will be redirected to the homepage.
Note, if an IP ends with 1 or 2 numbers, add a dot to the end so for allowing only ip number 18.104.22.168 enter 22.214.171.124. (the dot disables the subnet)
- installs as a joomla administrator module, not a plugin
- option to secure your administrator url with with ip numbers, only whitelisted IP's will have access
- option to secure your administrator url with a secret key, users must add this to the administrator url to gain access
- set the IP numbers you want to have access
- set the secret key required for you administrators