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Lack of Interest Show version for admins only at install und upgrade page

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Romchik®, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Romchik®

    Romchik® Well-Known Member

    From this thread.

    Also, concept of XenForo UI:
    But anyone can see the version of the forum by going to the installation folder.

    Of course, you can say, this is a problem the admin, who has not protected the installation folder. But guys, we can speak long about what should be the admin to do and what not, but less such admins (bad? unprofessional? lazy? - nevermind) will not.

    I think it's not difficult to make a condition that version was shown only to admin? :)

    PS: I myself rarely hide the version of the forum, but if this concept of XenForo...
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Admins can go to the admin.php
    where the version is listed top left.
  3. Romchik®

    Romchik® Well-Known Member

    Floris, or is my English translation so terrible, or you misunderstood me :)
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What he means is if you browse to mydomain.com/install, the version number is visible to anyone who can access that page.


    Only if the install folder has been protected using .htaccess can you prevent people seeing what version the site is running.
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I am just expressing that admins can already see it, limiting it to only admins is not needed in my opinion.
  6. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    Limiting guests from seing the version is more the point I think, Admins can see but guests can not.

    Wether or not it is a sound idea for unprotected install folders I am unsure.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    1.1, it's alive!
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  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    They do not hide the version # as an attempt at security, they do it because it serves no use to the end-user (Administrators can see the version in the AdminCP).
    Jeremy and Shelley like this.

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