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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 2016

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 component and language files
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
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
Help, I have been locked out of my site's administrator area!
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
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

Akeeba Admin Tools

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 #27857: fof30

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 #28013: WAF activated no page will load

Latest post by JolandaB on Friday, 23 June 2017 15:22 CDT Created on Friday, 23 June 2017 15:22 CDT by JolandaB

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 #27985: GeoIP Database Maintenance Error

Latest post by dlb on Friday, 23 June 2017 08:29 CDT Created on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:29 CDT by iamalive

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 #28006: Use of IP6 adress instead of IP4

Latest post by tampe125 on Friday, 23 June 2017 07:56 CDT Created on Friday, 23 June 2017 05:22 CDT by stradarunning

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 #27997: redirect no longer used menu item to home

Latest post by nicholas on Thursday, 22 June 2017 22:57 CDT Created on Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:38 CDT by relsig

Closed
 #27835: Problem only with latest version of Admin Tools

Latest post by mikem22 on Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:17 CDT Created on Monday, 22 May 2017 06:42 CDT by mikem22

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 #27993: php 7 was lost after enabling admin tools went back to 5.6.27

Latest post by dlb on Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:14 CDT Created on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 19:50 CDT by gregoconnor

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 #27999: non riesco ad accedere al sito

Latest post by dlb on Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:07 CDT Created on Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:24 CDT by lucage

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 #27998: Login to Joomla

Latest post by dlb on Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:45 CDT Created on Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:34 CDT by brittsan

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 #27995: Multilanguage site - Unable to access the backend

Latest post by nicholas on Thursday, 22 June 2017 04:57 CDT Created on Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:49 CDT by extly

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 #27824: com_fields SQLi Shield

Latest post by mdirenzo on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 17:17 CDT Created on Saturday, 20 May 2017 01:33 CDT by mdirenzo

Closed
 #27963: Some visitors get "THIS REQUEST IS BLOCKED BY ADMIN TOOLS..." error

Latest post by Aprilph on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:19 CDT Created on Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:50 CDT by Aprilph

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 #27966: X-Frame-Options SAMEORIGIN and ALLOW-FROM https://example.com/

Latest post by nicholas on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 03:46 CDT Created on Friday, 16 June 2017 05:21 CDT by heleen

Closed
 #27820: Upgrading to latest version

Latest post by simonshaw on Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:17 CDT Created on Friday, 19 May 2017 11:03 CDT by simonshaw

Closed
 #27790: Red 'Unblock my ip' button do not disappear after unblocking my ip.

Latest post by Klipper on Saturday, 17 June 2017 17:17 CDT Created on Thursday, 18 May 2017 05:50 CDT by Klipper

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 #27786: After using Admin Tools most extensions I can not install - installation hangs

Latest post by ozwest on Saturday, 17 June 2017 17:17 CDT Created on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:25 CDT by ozwest

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 #27778: Could not instantiate mail function.

Latest post by steve@upfrontsolutions.biz on Saturday, 17 June 2017 17:17 CDT Created on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 13:49 CDT by steve@upfrontsolutions.biz

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 #27760: Raxo

Latest post by nohoartsdistrict on Saturday, 17 June 2017 17:17 CDT Created on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:03 CDT by nohoartsdistrict

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 #27970: username and password doesn't work

Latest post by dlb on Saturday, 17 June 2017 13:14 CDT Created on Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:37 CDT by PawWest

Closed
 #27964: Joomla 3.72

Latest post by dlb on Friday, 16 June 2017 12:52 CDT Created on Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:29 CDT by bigalpdx

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