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How do I restrict access to sensitive Joomla directories by IP address?


Restricting the access to the critical Joomla directories such as “administrator” by IP address is a good security measure. This way you can allow access to your Joomla backend only from your own IP address.

In order to implement such a restriction you have to add the following lines in your .htaccess file residing in the directory you wish to protect:

Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from

where the sample IP address has to be replaced with your own IP.

You can find what your IP is at

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Article ID: 289
Category: General Joomla FAQ
Date added: 2012-12-11 15:29:16
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