Admin Tools User's Guide

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

AkeebaBackup.com

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the appendix entitled "The GNU Free Documentation License".

Abstract

This book covers the use of the Admin Tools site security component, module and plugin bundle for Joomla!™ -powered web sites. Both the free Admin Tools Core and the subscription-based Admin Tools Professional editions are completely covered.


Table of Contents

1. Getting Started
What is Admin Tools?
Disclaimer
The philosophy
Server environment requirements
Installing Admin Tools
Installing or manually updating the extension
Install from URL
Upload and install.
Manual installation
The installation / update broke my site!
Upgrading from Core to Professional
Automatic updates
Entering your Download ID
Requesting support and reporting bugs
Quick Setup
2. Using Admin Tools
The Control Panel
The component Options
Fixing the permissions of files and directories
Configuring the permissions of files and directories
Emergency Off-Line Mode
Protect your administrator back-end with a password
The .htaccess maker
Basic Security
Server protection
How to determine which exceptions are required
Custom .htaccess rules
Optimisation and utility
System configuration
The NginX configuration maker
Basic Security
Server protection
How to determine which exceptions are required
The Kitchen Sink (Expert Settings)
Optimisation and utility
System configuration
The web.config maker
Basic Security
Server protection
How to determine which exceptions are required
Optimisation and utility
System configuration
Web Application Firewall
Configure
Basic Features
Request Filtering
Hardening Options
Cloaking
Project Honeypot
Exceptions
Auto-ban
Logging & reporting
Customisation
Troubleshooting (I got locked out of my site)
WAF Exceptions
WAF Blacklist
Administrator IP Whitelist
Site IP Blacklist
Anti-spam Bad Words
Security Exceptions Log
List of blocking reasons
Auto IP Blocking Administration
Auto IP Blocking History
Email templates
Database tools
The PHP File Scanner
How does it work and what should I know?
Configuration
Scanning and administering scans
Reading the reports
Automating the scans (CRON jobs)
Automating the scans (front-end scheduling URL)
SEO and Link Tools
URL Redirection
Cleaning your temporary files directory
Protecting Admin Tools with a password
Import and Exporting Settings
Access Control
The "System - Admin Tools" plugin
Rescue Mode
A. GNU General Public License version 3
B. GNU Free Documentation License

 #32781: Had to turn Admin Tools off - It's Blocking Citrix Users

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 #32604: Interested to know why you built Admin Tools for Wordpress

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 #32601: Security Exceptions

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 #32600: Additional File Types for Expires

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 #32792: Non-www to www-URL redirect with a slash too much

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 #32788: Bad word web page

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Latest post by dlb on Friday, 03 April 2020 08:58 CDT Created on Thursday, 02 April 2020 09:53 CDT by komir

 #32789: IP Lookup

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Latest post by trlbldr on Friday, 03 April 2020 07:33 CDT Created on Thursday, 02 April 2020 15:41 CDT by trlbldr

 #32782: PHP File scanner always reporting on same files

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Latest post by spfefer on Thursday, 02 April 2020 12:50 CDT Created on Thursday, 02 April 2020 00:42 CDT by spfefer

 #32776: Frontend too many redirect

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Latest post by tampe125 on Thursday, 02 April 2020 04:15 CDT Created on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 11:04 CDT by apiceweb

 #32778: password protect administrator keeps popping up

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Latest post by nicholas on Thursday, 02 April 2020 01:58 CDT Created on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 19:15 CDT by nguidry

 #32774: htaccess

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Latest post by nicholas on Thursday, 02 April 2020 01:50 CDT Created on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 09:08 CDT by mitokat

 #32753: How to redirect to 403 custom page?

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Latest post by nicholas on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 09:53 CDT Created on Saturday, 28 March 2020 10:44 CDT by mvasilescu

 #32769: ip-lookup.net is not working

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Latest post by nicholas on Wednesday, 01 April 2020 09:45 CDT Created on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 15:05 CDT by credenceweb

 #32580: .htaccessmaker will not work

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Latest post by GeertF on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 17:17 CDT Created on Friday, 28 February 2020 15:18 CST by GeertF

 #32768: Redirect www and non-www addresses greyed out

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 #32723: Whitelist IP notification

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 #32735: blocking IP's not working

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 #32756: Actuallity of AdminTools and K2

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 #32755: Upgrade to 5.6.0

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