Login protection, Login Restriction, Admin Performance

Note: now you can download the Joomla 5 plugin.

One of the first things we should do when we put a Joomla site into production is hide access to the administrator .
Nobody should access the /administrator folder of your website , neither curious, nor robots nor of course hackers. It is necessary to hide that folder for safety and also for a bit of modesty.
Joomla does not have that option by default (it should) so I have developed a simple free plugin to prevent the administrator from being "on the air".

The installation is like any other plugin , you install from the extensions installer and then from the plugins section you access to configure and publish it.

It is extremely simple, you just have to configure three parameters, key, value and redirection :
Key will be the name of the variable and value its required value.
Redirect path , it will be to the place where we will redirect the user if he does not enter the required URL, which will be: (your site)/administrator?Key=value

- When activating the plugin it will be necessary to add to the Joomla administration path ? Key = value , previously configured in the plugin.
- If it is not configured correctly or the path is forgotten, you will not be able to enter the administrator , if that happens you will have to deactivate the plugin code via FTP or deactivate the plugin from the database .
- This is a free and open source plugin , which therefore DOES NOT OFFER any guarantee of its operation.

Awesome Plugin

Posted on 13 September 2023
Performs as advertised. I now use it as a matter of course on all my Joomla sites.
Ease of use
Plugin was extremely easy to configure. All you have to do is configure your keyword and key and the job is done!
As the plugin was easy to install and configure and works straight out of the box - no support has been required.
The documentation is more than adequate to get the job done. Documentation is fit for purpose.
I used this to: Protecting and hiding the backend administrator URL for Joomla 4 sites
It does what it must. It's a simple extension and works fine....
Ease of use
It does what it must. It's a simple extension and works fine....
I used this to: Hide joomla backend url. Too many visitors for a tiny corner....

Works like a charm

Posted on 07 December 2021
Does exactly what it's supposed to do. Redirects to your selected URL when admin access doesn't contain the key and value that you setup.
Ease of use
Plugin couldn't be easier to set up. Download and install as a regular Joomla! Plugin. Set your key and value and publish. That's it.
I didn't need support, but the documentation is very straight forward.
The developers website contains all the documentation that is needed. The Plugin provides enough info to change the key and the value.
I used this to: providing a redirect from the administrative page of all my websites. When accessed without the key and value, the client is redirected to an error page or some other URL selected by me within the plugin.

ASM No Admin

ARTdev Extensions
Last updated:
May 19 2024
2 months ago
Date added:
Jul 07 2021
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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Uses Joomla! Update System


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