Public access to admin

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Public access to admin

Postby Chris Hall » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:39 am

Hi, taken over an existing Joomla site and get this boxed error message when I login to the admin control panel.


Detected potentially dangerous ACL configuration => user Public, ACL: Administrator Login
Detected potentially dangerous ACL configuration => user Public, ACL: Access Administration Interface

Looking at the Global Config - Permissions I see that Public has access to some of the Admin sections as in the pic.


I'm assuming this is a no-no?
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Re: Public access to admin

Postby rcarey » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:10 am

This is indeed a big no-no. With that configuration, you are telling the system to allow anyone to have access to your backend - even without logging in. Hackers will exploit or take over your site.
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