This feature works by placing two file,
inside your site's
administrator directory. If
you forget the username/password you used for this feature and you are
locked out of your site, please follow this procedure:
Using your favourite FTP application, e.g. FileZilla or CyberDuck, log into your site and go into your site's root
Go inside the
DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP or you will be removing the wrong file, causing a big problem on your site (especially if you're using SEF URLs).
Remove both the
.htpasswd files. If you do not see those
files, create two empty text files in your computer, rename them
.htpasswd and upload them.
This is not a bug in Admin Tools, but a problem with one of the extensions (components, modules or plugins) you are using.
There are two workarounds:
Disable the administrator password protection. This degrades your site's security but is the easiest and most immediate change.
Consult the developer of the offending extension and explain to him that loading files from the administrator area of the component in the front-end of the site is insecure and he has to resolve this issue. Hopefully, developers will realize that this practice is unsafe and fix their software.