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

 #10100: error with easydiscuss

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Latest post by user49895 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 08:14 CST by user49895

 #10101: Admintools not compatible with Falang language switcher

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Latest post by user24407 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:07 CST by user24407

 #10102: Bad behaviour blocking web users

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Latest post by user45005 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 04:42 CST by user45005

 #10103: Web in development using "Joomla as an intranet" hack

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Latest post by user49242 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 04:59 CST by user49242

 #10104: Admin Tools Pro advice please

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Latest post by thierry.seal on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 15:37 CST by thierry.seal

 #10105: "component not found" after Admin Tools upgrade from 1.6.x to 1.7.0

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Latest post by user43238 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Thursday, 17 November 2011 14:03 CST by user43238

 #10106: Please a whitelist of users/authors/administrator that work?

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Latest post by Chacapamac on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Friday, 18 November 2011 07:50 CST by Chacapamac

 #10107: Broken links, 404 errors

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Latest post by user50479 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Saturday, 19 November 2011 04:35 CST by user50479

 #10108: No upgrade path from Joomla 1.5.23 to 1.5.25?

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Latest post by Chacapamac on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Saturday, 19 November 2011 19:52 CST by Chacapamac

 #10109: Import standard permissions

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Latest post by Vigalom on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Sunday, 20 November 2011 07:56 CST by Vigalom

 #10110: Need to create a custom htaccess rule for directory with plugin only access

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Latest post by user51195 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Sunday, 20 November 2011 14:11 CST by user51195

 #10111: Suggestion: Status Icons on AdminTools Homepage

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Latest post by arcascomputing on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Monday, 21 November 2011 06:34 CST by arcascomputing

 #10112: JDispatcher::register: Event handler not recognized.

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Latest post by earthgate on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Monday, 21 November 2011 13:40 CST by earthgate

 #10113: Won't go past Post-Installation (v 2.1.12)

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Latest post by user38500 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 13:29 CST by user38500

 #10114: Failed upgrade in Admin Tools - AJAX Loading Error

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Latest post by MikeEllis on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Thursday, 24 November 2011 05:47 CST by MikeEllis

 #10115: Getting old version update emails

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Latest post by user20478 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Thursday, 24 November 2011 08:48 CST by user20478

 #10116: Blacklist not working. What am I doing wrong?

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Latest post by TurnTex on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Thursday, 24 November 2011 22:11 CST by TurnTex

 #10117: Password box appears when viewing www.mysite.com

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Latest post by user40329 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Friday, 25 November 2011 06:53 CST by user40329

 #10118: URL Redirection Tool

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Latest post by user50479 on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Friday, 25 November 2011 14:17 CST by user50479

 #10119: Site restored to another domain, now cannot access back end - help!!

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Latest post by thierry.seal on Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:00 CST Created on Friday, 25 November 2011 16:09 CST by thierry.seal

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