Introduction

Site Security

From the makers of Akeeba Backup Core/Professional and Admin Tools Core, this is the enhanced release of Admin Tools, available on a subscription basis. On top of what Admin Tools Core already offers, Admin Tools Professional has these exclusive features:
- Security tightening .htaccess (Apache), nginx.conf (NginX) and web.config (IIS) file generator with a simple yet powerful user interface
- Restrict administrator with a secret URL parameter
- Web Application Firewall to block common exploits (SQL injection, XSS, DFI, RFI, malicious user agent, CSRF/spam-bot protection, uploads scanner etc)
- Bad word filtering
- IP Whitelisting for the administrator section
- IP Blacklisting
- Geographic block (deny access to specific countries/continents)
- Modification of Generator meta tag and other sensitive HTTP headers
- Email on administrator login
- Block front-end Super Administrator log-in
- Block Super Administrator user modification
- Block extensions installation
- Block visual fingerprinting (tmpl, template and tp URL parameters)
- Integration of the Bad Behavior anti-spam library
- Project Honeypot IP blacklist integration
- Automatic IP blocking of repeat offenders
- Email notifications of all detected security issues
- URL redirections (exclusive support for query parameters!)
- Scheduled site maintenance operations

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The software is GPL; buying a single subscription you can install it on as many sites as you want and keep it running even after your subscription expires, without encrypted code, domain limitations or other such nuisances.

Admin Tools Pro



Posted on 04 June 2019
Functionality
Functionally this will save you a ton of time as opposed to doing it yourself, which can be done but at the expense of a good deal of time.
Ease of use
Well laid out. Mostly easy to use except for some of the more advanced features.,
Support
Used it once after subscribing. The question was refused and they would not respond to requests submitted via the contact form on the site.
Documentation
Well laid out. But, does not address advanced use cases such as URL rewrites and masking.
Value for money
While it is function because all the Akeeba tools were bundled together to make this package, it's overpriced.
I used this to: I use this software for maintaining web sites, backup and security.
Owner's reply: Thank you for the review, but you are making false claims about our support, about my replying to your email and about the imaginary feature you found lacking.

First of all, the two features you might be referring to are URL Redirection and .htaccess Maker. The former makes an HTTP redirect to a new page when your visitors try to access an old URL. The second feature helps you create a security-enhanced .htaccess file on your site and also allows you to enter custom .htaccess code if you so wish.

Your ticket, filed just before the expiration of your subscription that you did not renew, was inquiring about whether it’s possible to do a URL redirection without the new URL showing in the address bar. I replied to you on Monday, June 3rd 2019 at 09:06 EEST that no, this cannot be done either with .htaccess or a URL redirection component such as Admin Tools. That would require URL routing.

On Tuesday, June 4th 2019 04:10 EEST you contested my reply saying that it is possible. You posted a link to a video describing URL routing. At 08:54 EEST I told you that indeed this is called URL routing and told you how it works and what kind of .htaccess code enables it. At this point your original question is fully and truly answered.

At 18:21 EEST on the same day you changed your tune and told me that you said that it’s a redirection to an off-site URL (no, you didn’t). Moreover, you gave me an unwarranted lecture on HTTP proxying using Apache. You also seemed to be confused about the fact that Admin Tools’ URL Redirection does not make use of mod_rewrite; it goes through Joomla’s index.php to perform a redirection, meaning that at this point Apache has handled the request and you cannot go back and ask it to do HTTP proxying. Therefore our feature is not lacking anything. You are simply imagining a different feature than the one provided in Admin Tools. Nothing stops you from adding this kind of advanced .htaccess rules in your .htaccess file. That’s why the .htaccess Maker has the relevant, documented options.

At this point it was apparent that your request was out of scope of our support. We do not give tutorials on setting up .htaccess rules in general. So I did close your ticket as out of scope.

You emailed me directly on Wednesday, June 5th 2019 at 6:13 am EEST. I was asleep. I saw your email around 7:30 am after I woke up. I sent you my reply at 08:26 am EEST. It took me all of two hours to get back to you, despite the email having been sent while I was still asleep.

In that email not only did I apologize for calling your ticket a pre-sales request, I also explained why the ticket was closed and why it was out of scope in more detail than I did in this reply to your JED review here. Moreover, I gave you two replies to your last question. First, where you can put your .htaccess code to do Apache proxying, noting the documentation page where this information could already be found. Second, I gave you an alternative way to do it with core Joomla, using a Wrapper menu item and even gave you detailed instructions how to do that.

I do not understand why you complain that I didn’t reply to you when I did, why you said you received no support when in fact you did and why you complain about a feature not working fully when such a feature has never been part of Admin Tools. Finally, is your name Danny Kaiser or Bert Roberts? Because you sent me tickets and emails under the former name and filed a review under the latter. Why all the duplicity? All I did was try and help you with the issue you described. It’s not my fault that what you wanted help with was not what you described or that what you wanted help with is not and cannot actually be part of Admin Tools (HTTP proxying with redirects can only work under certain conditions which cannot be tested in advance, making this a potential feature broken for most people, i.e. not even a candidate for consideration).
Functionality
A lot of features, nothing to say.
Ease of use
yes but mandatory to read the documentation to understand point by point.
Support
I think one of the best support team I have ever seen...or maybe the best.
Documentation
Value for money
perfect !
I used this to: all my websites security
Functionality
Beautiful interface, works as advertised.
Ease of use
Professional grade in every way.
Documentation
Documentation maybe the best anywhere - and, you're stronger and more knowledgeable if you take time for it.
Value for money
Very affordable, and I'm so happy I went pro, one subscription and apply it on all my websites.
I used this to: Multiple Joomla websites.
Functionality
Akeeba back up just works and works so well.
Admin tools, thorough protection for my Joomla sites.
Ease of use
Akeeba back up - easy to use.
Admin Tools - there is a J curve of learning how the makers want you to work with this. Take the trouble,
Support
Not needed so far, the manuals cover it.
Documentation
Someone took a lot of trouble & time to do this right. Just a couple items out of date.
Value for money
No brainer - this has your back for the little they ask.
I used this to: Joomla site protection & disaster recovery. Didn't know how much I was at risk till I bought this suite.
Functionality
Very functional!
Ease of use
I write as a very bad in Joomla developing and it was realy easy for me to use it, but with great support.
Support
This is amazing, magic and GREAT support I've see ever.
Documentation
Very useable!
Value for money
REALLY value for money.
I used this to: Joomla
Functionality
You need to know a little bit about your host's server, but the Admin Tools Pro can make all the necessary tweaks on your own and flawlessly
Ease of use
Admin Tools is easy to use.
Support
My requests for support have always been answered reasonably quick, especially considering the time zone differences.
Documentation
I haven't had to use the documentation.
Value for money
The value of having a site up and running without being taken down by hackers is much greater than the meager charge for the software.
I used this to: For years I have had my hopes on Joomla dashed by idiot hackers with nothing better to do than make people's lives miserable. I'm glad for Admin Tools Pro, which keeps the hackers out of my site. Now, after ten years, I can get back to developing my own Joomla sites in peace.
Functionality
very nice , report all security exception and blocked the offender , offender can be blocked by my choice , this is what i needed
Ease of use
very easy to use and easy to undrestand even though for non proffetional joomla user like me ,just download and install and use it
Support
perfect , answer any single question by detail and on time
Documentation
perfect documentation, rarely need documentation because of easy to use of the extension
Value for money
100% , well worth than the price
I used this to: ecommerce joomla site , this security extension is a must for any joomla site , after hack is too late ,,,,,
Functionality
It really works and I've had no security problems since I installed it.
Ease of use
For such a complex bit of kit it is really easy to use. Follow the instructions!
Support
I am most impressed by the support -- my problem turned out to be nothing to do with AdminTools, but Akeeba identified the problem.
Documentation
Excellent, best of any extension I've used.
Value for money
Worth every penny. Go Pro.
I used this to: Site security. It really is invaluable.

Perfect



Posted on 15 September 2017
Functionality
Perfect
Ease of use
Perfect
Support
There is no need for it.
Documentation
Perfect
Value for money
I would pay more!
I used this to: Protection of my website.
Functionality
Has all the features I was looking for and more. Exceeded my expectations
Ease of use
Easy to use if you know what you need but, if not, documentation is accessible, extensive and informative
Support
Quick to respond, though I had found no bugs or problems with the product. My questions were how to configure and use.
Documentation
Very clear, complete and informative.
Value for money
Very good: worth every penny. It did block (and logged) lots of attacks and, in 4 years, I had no security issue.
I used this to: Protecting all of my sites
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Admin Tools Professional

Version:
5.3.1
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
May 05 2019
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
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