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jSecure ComponentPlugin


Drawback: Joomla has one drawback, any web user can easily know the site is created in Joomla! by typing the URL to access the administration area (i.e. This makes hackers hack the site easily once they crack id and password for Joomla!. Information: jSecure Authentication module prevents access to administration (back end) login page without appropriate access key.

Easy to install, jSecure adds a higher level of security to your Joomla website.

jSecure Authentication 3.0 has a range of improvements including:

Fixed the Resource not found (404) console error for the file jsecure.css in jSecure login form.

A. Auto Ban I.P Address
Auto Ban IP Feature. Blacklist vulnerable IP addresses automatically.

B. Manage IP's
With this feature you can simply add/remove Blacklisted IP's from "View Log".

A. Secure Components
Now with jSecure you can password protect installed components in admin area.

B. Access Graph
Graphical representation of correct v/s wrong access for different segments of time.

3.0 (19-Dec-2012):
Added Security Features:
A. Master Password:
You can block access to the jSecure component from other administrator. Setting to "Yes", allows you to create a password that will be required when any administrator tries to access the jSecure configuration settings in the Joomla administration area.
If you do not enter a master password, the default password will be "jSecure". Provides options to include particular sections of the component in master password.
B. Master Login Control:
Login control to restrict multiple users from logging into the site using same username and password.
C. Admin Password Protection:
Added password protection to add extra security layer over the administrator folder using htaccess and htpassword.
D. Directory Listing:
Directory listing to show list of all files and folders with their permissions on the site.

Added Tools:
A. Black Listed/ White Listed IP's:
Now range of IPs can be black listed or white listed by using format '192.*.*.*'. Warning !!! Use of '*.*.*.*' is not permitted. !!!
B. Meta Tag Controller:
Meta tag controller to override metadata of Joomla.
C. Purge Sessions:
Using this option will cleanup session of all logged-in users and they let logged-out.
* Improved backend presentation
* Improved support on our forum

Change Logs:

Change Log for (J2.5, J3.0)
Included option to manage the permission settings for the user groups.

Change Log for (J3.0):
Important release, lots of changes to prepare for Joomla! 3.0

Change Log for (J1.5, J1.6, J1.7):
A. Fixed JSecureConfig::$iplistB and JSecureConfig::$iplistW bug for Joomla 1.5.X, Joomla 1.6.X & Joomla 1.7.0.
B. Fixed issues with mail headers for Joomla 2.5 .
C. Added text input feild instead of t

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Reviews: 3
It works fine and is much more better than the previous free version (plugin).
It is very important to receive e-mail notification in case of wrong attemp.
Reviews: 5
works right out of the box. If you forget your url setup to access admin area, just look in your database for the jsecure plugin and deactivate (publish=0). So you can access the admin area with the protection link.

Just a great tool to make joomla much safer.

Reviews: 2
This extension is one of those extensions that you dont know you need until you use it for the first time. This is a brilliant component, which will effectively tuck away the /administrator adding one more "door" for those pesky hackers. Must Have
Reviews: 5
first review here,
thats an excelent ext for security in website specialy if you want to protect you site loggin
really a good one worth the money you spend on it.
thx again for the devs
Reviews: 8
Great component, easy to install, easy to configure and the confidence that you won't lose all your hard work that it imparts is priceless.
Reviews: 2
great plugin for redirecting /administrator to whatever you want, like /administrator?something.

the redirect adds an extra layer of protection. can't hack as easily without know what the redirect link is.

i'm still using the old version because i don't have the money yet but will support this plugin with a honest review and future sales.
Reviews: 6
This has always been an excellent component. I;ve used the older version before, and the new version is better, with a lot more improvement. Thanks.
Reviews: 4
I've used Jsecure since the beginning, it's such a simple idea and great security. I usually don't pay for extensions but $5 for site security is well worth it!
Reviews: 8
First: I haven't used the new one. This is based on the non-commercial version by the same name. I understand that sometimes things need to go commercial, so zero points off for that. Also noteworthy, the price point is more than reasonable - especially given the features they are adding.

But, my experience is with the 1.0.9 version (I think that's right). And that experience was uneventful, which given other people's feedback, is the best possible result.

I never had a single problem.

However, I can't give this a 5 star rating. The 'support' people get from the forum is obtrusively defensive. Anyone suggesting they have encountered 'THE' problem seem to receive cold, unhelpful responses.

Never having experienced 'THE' problem, I can't speak to it, but the evidence seems indicate there may be something to it, and for the support to ignore that and give short, perhaps rude, answers puts me off.

I removed the old version from all my sites since it is no longer supported. I'll upgrade one day, but I would like to see a different approach to customer support.
Reviews: 13
Great plugin now a great component. Well worth the $5. Awesome work.
Reviews: 9
I have being using this extension since their beginnings after realizing how often unwanted eyes where going to the /administrator/ URL and try brute force and other evil tricks to hack our sites (over 300 Joomla! sites and growing), just to get an idea on how bad it is by checking up your server log files.

Any serious developer or webmaster should get it, not amateurs please! - just look some post around and you can't tell when someone do not have the any idea of what is doing with Joomla!.
Reviews: 2
The component is behaving very randomly, you never know if it's gonna work properly. But the most terrifying news is that if something goes wrong (for example after making some changes in component's options), you won't be able to access your back-end being redirected to the homepage! So many problems for 5$.
Owner's reply

jSecure works very well and is thoroughly tested- most likely the issues you experienced are caused by human error. Please post your issues on our forum- we deal with any post within 1 working day.

Reviews: 10
i install all my joomla websites with this plugin, now that i see is comercial, i will buy it and of course I Recomend for making more secure your joomla instalations,
Reviews: 1
Simple , hassle-free new version of the classic security tool. Even better than before. A must have!.
What? dont you want to spend 5$ on it?? Doesn't your site's security worth it...? plz...
Reviews: 1
This one is in my must have list, its such a good security feature, I have this on all my clients website

its simply amazing
Reviews: 11
I brilliantly simple little plug-in that just works. A complete non-brainer.

I had used the previous non-commercial version on every site I have ever created or managed with no problems at all.

A previous review suggests a conspiracy theory where the older plug-in simply stopped working when the commercial version was released... My own experience is that 100+ sites continue to function flawlessly.

IMHO: The original and still the best. Ok it now costs peanuts but thus ensuring continuing development and support.

Good job!
Reviews: 11
Good extension
Reviews: 17
In response to the previous review...

I personally haven't experienced any issues with my installations that once used the V1 Jsecure plugin.

Maybe I had removed it before there was an issue I won't be testing to find out.

For anyone else who may experience an issue with site access since Jsecure went Pro, Try this fix before you do anything else.

Go to your plugins directory and rename the Jsecure directory. Then try and login hopefully that should allow you access to your admin panel.

You should also be aware of a fork project of Jsecure available here on the JED

Hope that helps.

P.S. I sincerely hope the Jsecure dev team didn't cause login issues for users of the old plugin!

Oh and my star rating has nothing to do with what I think of the plugin. As I have no intention of evaluating it! The one star indicates a no comment from me.
Owner's reply

As mentioned elsewhere, any problems encountered by people using the old jSecure plugin have been dealt with in the forums- most are the result of human error.

As for your one star rating- this does affect our overall rating so please remove it in the interest of fairness if you have no review.

We switched to a subscription based model to ensure that we can deliver the highest level of support for such an important security component.

Reviews: 1
Users should be aware that a previous, non-commercial version of the plugin (by the same name) suddenly stopped working for some users, resulting in a total lockout from their site. While the developer posted instructions (both a Joomla uninstall AND manual DB table row deletion), many posters (including me) wondered why it suddenly stopped working. Seems to have happened when the commercial version appeared. The developer provided no answer. While the plugin worked as advertised, it's been a hassle to disable it.
Owner's reply

We stopped supporting jSecure 1.0 but I can assure you that at the time we stopped supporting the project it was running properly. For more details, go to our forums. Most of the time these issues are due to human error. We switched to a subscription model to cope with the time and energy it takes to maintain a security component at the highest level possible (thus jsecure 2.0).

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