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".

April 2017

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
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
Geographic blocking
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
Other plugins
The plugins powering the One Click Update feature
The CLI update notification and automatic update script
A. GNU General Public License version 3
B. GNU Free Documentation License

 #31786: .htaccess now allowing my css to laod

Open
Latest post by myaviation on Friday, 20 September 2019 09:01 CDT Created on Friday, 20 September 2019 09:01 CDT by myaviation

 #31783: Failed Login Reason Hint

Pending
Latest post by tampe125 on Friday, 20 September 2019 02:55 CDT Created on Thursday, 19 September 2019 09:12 CDT by CaddisArt

 #31776: Manual update

Closed
Latest post by rosaos on Thursday, 19 September 2019 04:24 CDT Created on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:39 CDT by rosaos

 #31779: Ip Alert

Pending
Latest post by tampe125 on Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:23 CDT Created on Thursday, 19 September 2019 01:05 CDT by aleorco

 #31773: Akeeba Strapper not installed

Pending
Latest post by nicholas on Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:23 CDT Created on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 06:48 CDT by wynchcote

 #31766: Geoblocking

Closed
Latest post by cappu on Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:36 CDT Created on Tuesday, 17 September 2019 08:56 CDT by cappu

 #31763: How to de-activate the Admin Tools?

Closed
Latest post by VladGhitulescu on Tuesday, 17 September 2019 02:31 CDT Created on Monday, 16 September 2019 03:57 CDT by VladGhitulescu

 #31758: Can't create temporary superuser on my development site

Pending
Latest post by tampe125 on Tuesday, 17 September 2019 02:18 CDT Created on Saturday, 14 September 2019 13:37 CDT by PeterAnthony

 #31762: .htaccess producing core dump!

Pending
Latest post by tampe125 on Monday, 16 September 2019 08:27 CDT Created on Monday, 16 September 2019 03:54 CDT by rokkhit

 #31759: How to handle forward slash in submitted form field with DFIShield active

Pending
Latest post by tampe125 on Monday, 16 September 2019 07:45 CDT Created on Saturday, 14 September 2019 14:09 CDT by paul@orangecubed.ca

 #31752: 403 Forbidden Message

Pending
Latest post by tampe125 on Thursday, 12 September 2019 02:49 CDT Created on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 14:19 CDT by julie_steffers

 #31745: htaccess maker causing 404 on pdf links

Closed
Latest post by sneadm on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 14:57 CDT Created on Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:28 CDT by sneadm

 #31736: Image Recycle Manager

Pending
Latest post by tampe125 on Tuesday, 10 September 2019 02:20 CDT Created on Monday, 09 September 2019 02:00 CDT by EMInvertor

 #31733: security expections

Pending
Latest post by dlb on Sunday, 08 September 2019 21:14 CDT Created on Sunday, 08 September 2019 00:01 CDT by josflachs

 #31641: sharing email

Closed
Latest post by flasp on Sunday, 08 September 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Friday, 09 August 2019 03:17 CDT by flasp

 #31639: I need CSP security on one of my websites

Closed
Latest post by brainynl on Sunday, 08 September 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Thursday, 08 August 2019 16:50 CDT by brainynl

 #31728: Recommendation for language improvement in IP Blocking tute

Pending
Latest post by nicholas on Sunday, 08 September 2019 12:58 CDT Created on Friday, 06 September 2019 13:15 CDT by DCS

 #31631: Super User: name & password have been changed

Closed
Latest post by deeno on Saturday, 07 September 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2019 08:53 CDT by deeno

 #31614: mysql performance problem - queries are not terminated

Closed
Latest post by juser on Saturday, 07 September 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Monday, 05 August 2019 05:57 CDT by juser

 #31714: Still having problem with Away Schedule

Closed
Latest post by DCS on Friday, 06 September 2019 12:47 CDT Created on Wednesday, 04 September 2019 13:36 CDT by DCS

Still need support?

Login or Subscribe to submit a new ticket.

(If filing a bug or you have a pre-sales request, please contact us directly.)

Support Information

Working hours: Typically we work Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm Cyprus timezone (EEST). Support is provided by the same developers writing the software, all of which live in Europe. You can still file tickets, but we cannot respond to them, outside of our working hours.

Support policy: We would like to kindly inform you that when using our support you have already agreed to the Support Policy which is part of our Terms of Service. Thank you for your understanding and for helping us help you!

Cookies Notification - Action required

This website uses cookies to provide user authentication and improve your user experience. Please indicate whether you consent to our site placing these cookies on your device. You can change your preference later, from the controls which will be made available to you at the bottom of every page of our site.