Sometimes you need to be able to import and export Admin Tools it. Some indicative use cases are:
Backing up your Admin Tools settings before trying massive changes which could break your configuration
Transferring your settings to another site on the same or an identical server
Copying the IP white- and black-lists or email templates
Since Admin Tools 3.1.0 you can do that through the Export Settings and Import Settings pages of the component.
Exporting and importing very large datasets (more than a
thousand rows) IS NOT RECOMMENDED and CAN LEAD TO TIMEOUT ERRORS. This
is a limitation of PHP, namely the memory_limit (maximum memory usage
limit) and max_execution_time (maximum time to execute the page)
imposed by your server's
In this page you can choose which settings you want to export. The available options are:
This includes all settings in the Configure WAF, .htaccess Maker and NginX Configuration Maker pages
The permanently blacklisted IP addresses from the IP Blacklist page
The whitelisted administrator IP addresses from the IP Whitelist page
All email templates from the Email Templates page
After selecting what you want to export click on thebutton in the toolbar. Your browser will download a JSON file with all of the selected configuration settings.
Choose the exported JSON file and click on thebutton in the toolbar. The imported settings will overwrite your existing settings.