How to change/hide the administrator Url (instructions)

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How to change/hide the administrator Url (instructions)

Postby mandville » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:13 pm

Its very simple, you cant.
There is no option to change the administrator url

Markstein wrote:Joomla as well as quite a few 3rd party extension rely on the "administrator" folder. If you change the folder name it will break your site. Instead you could password protect your administrator directory. If you have cPanel this is easy. That way if someone goes to yoursite.com/administrator all they will see is a popup login box asking you for a username and password and a blank white page behind it.

Another option is to use .htaccess to password protect or even only allow access from a specific IP.

There are also extensions such as jSecure which requires you to have an access key to be able to access the login page.

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... tion/12254

Other similar extensions here:

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... protection

If your host uses cPanel or provides a way to password protect, I would go that route as it is the easiest and you then wouldn't rely on a 3rd party extension or have to add code to .htaccess

Mark



Webdongle wrote:There are Extensions that redirect the http://www.site.com/administrator url to http://www.site.com . And require a url like http://www.site.com/administrator?passcode to reach the Admin login screen.
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Re: How to change the administrator Url (instructions)

Postby 2ninerniner2 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:50 pm

Howdy,

Perhaps something to put on the "Wish List" for Joomla! 1.7 ... a la PrestaShop :)

In addition to removing the installation folder prior to using a new site, PrestaShop REQUIRES that you re-name the admin folder; the site won't work until you do :)

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Re: How to change the administrator Url (instructions)

Postby Webdongle » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:55 pm

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... trol/14666 is another extension that does similar ?

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Re: How to change the administrator Url (instructions)

Postby mandville » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:08 pm

welcome back...
2ninerniner2 wrote:In addition to removing the installation folder prior to using a new site, PrestaShop REQUIRES that you re-name the admin folder; the site won't work until you do :)


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Re: How to change the administrator Url (instructions)

Postby 2ninerniner2 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:53 pm

@ mandville -

Merci beaucoup :)

Just taking a quick look around as for the most part, I am no longer involved with setting up Joomla! sites; only maintaining the ones that I have out there. For the last 6 months or so, I have been developing solutions with FileMaker Pro / GO (for the iPad) for use in the aircraft maintenance industry (by profession I am an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and Commercial Pilot). In light of the incident last Friday with Southwest Airlines, I am going to be VERY busy for a VERY long time! :) Will pop in here though from time to time :)

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Re: How to change the administrator Url (instructions)

Postby Webdongle » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:25 pm

2ninerniner2 wrote:.....(by profession I am an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and Commercial Pilot).

Wow, didn't realise Airlines Pilots doubled as ground crew, that's frightening. I always thought Pilots were Pilots and the Engineers were engineers.

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Re: How to change the administrator Url (instructions)

Postby mandville » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:16 pm

webdongle, i suppose a garage mechanic can also be a car driver.
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