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Protecting admin.php and the install directory using .htaccess

Stop those annoying skiddies.

  1. Brogan
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.0
    • 1.1
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5
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    If you want to provide an extra layer of protection to admin.php and the /install directory, you can do so with .htaccess.


    Protecting admin.php
    To protect admin.php, edit the .htaccess file which is in your forum root directory (e.g. /community) and add the following to it:...
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Recent Reviews

  1. slinouille
    slinouille
    5/5,
    Perfect! This tip was exactly what I was looking for to secure the APC.
    Just one comment, it could be good to add in the description how to generate a salt hash password. The command I used was
    perl -le 'print crypt("my_password", "salt-hash")'
  2. adwade
    adwade
    5/5,
    This is an excellent article, tailored to the newbie's level of understanding. I learned how to: Use IP address based protection, from reading it. As they say, "An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure!"
  3. KeVo
    KeVo
    5/5,
    An excellent resource for anyone that might want to add an extra layer of protection to their admin panel and Install directory. Thanks for sharing this.
  4. Mishal
    Mishal
    5/5,
    Awesome
  5. DRE
    DRE
    5/5,
    just what i needed.