Introduction

Site Security

Admin Tools Professional is a comprehensive security enhancing component and site administration toolkit for your Joomla!™ site. We were the first component to offer a triple layer of security for your site: active server security with our .htaccess, NginX Conf and Web.Config Maker; active application security with our Web Application Firewall; passive security with our PHP File Change Scanner which detects new, modified and deleted files on your site and assesses them for signs of malicious intent. On top of that we offer a plethora of site administration tools to make your life easier. Now with Joomla! 5 support!


Features:

  • Quick setup wizard. Get up and running in a minute or less!
  • Security tightening .htaccess (Apache), nginx.conf (NginX) and web.config (IIS) file generator with a simple yet powerful user interface.
  • Highly configurable Web Application Firewall which blocks attacks threatening your site (such as SQL injection, XSS, DFI, RFI, malicious user agent, CSRF/spam-bot protection etc).
  • Settings protected by a password, to keep those tinkering clients from breaking their site.
  • Create temporary Super Users for when you want third party developers to have time–limited access to provide support directly on your site.
  • Emergency off–line mode.
  • Restrict access to the administrator login with a secret URL parameter and/or a server–level directory password/
  • Bad word filtering.
  • IP exclusive allow list to allow access to /administrator only for specific IPs.
  • IP deny list to permanently block IPs or blocks of IPs.
  • Modify sensitive or security–related HTTP headers beyond what Joomla can do.
  • Email on administrator login.
  • Block front-end Super User log-in.
  • Block or monitor Super User creation or modification.
  • Block fingerprinting attacks.
  • 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.
  • Database, users, temporary folder and session maintenance.

...and many more!

Note: Admin Tools 7 is actively supported on Joomla! 4 and 5. Admin Tools 6 for Joomla! 3 is on security maintenance (no new features or bug fixes will be released).

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.

Functionality
I set up the firewall and used the scanner once so that it will know in future which files are modifed. Looks good so far.
Ease of use
Firewall and scanner are easy to set up and use. I restored my htaccess file from a backup as the htaccess maker requires more time.
Support
The author responded quickly to my question and the reply was helpful.
Documentation
The author's website has several good videos which makes use of the product much easier.
Value for money
Prevention is better than cure. Just think how much of your time will be wasted if you website gets hacked.
I used this to: A couple of Joomla websites. I wish I installed this sooner as then the scanner would have made a note of pristine Joomla files, rather than ones that had been on the Internet for some time. The first scan is used as a baseline to see what is modified in the future.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your review!

You made an excellent point about the .htaccess Maker. Indeed, it requires more time. It's based on the concept of "nothing is accessible on my site unless I explicitly allow it". While the default configuration is enough for the majority of sites, we do recommend going through its documentation at your leisure and plan the rules you are going to enable once you understand what they do.

Once you get it right, the .htaccess Maker configuration can add a very strong layer of protection to your site against many different attacks. We've recently seen sites where an attacker managed to upload a malicious file through a third party script which was bypassing Joomla's and Admin Tools' protections, and yet the site wasn't hacked because the .htaccess Maker rules made it impossible for the attacker to run that malicious file. As you said, prevention is always better :)

Have a wonderful day!

Indispensable!



Posted on 14 March 2023
Functionality
Securing your site from potential intruders, bad extensions and the online jungle
Ease of use
Very complex matter, you can easily exclude yourself, absolutely necessary to read the manual.
Support
Top support from highly skilled people is a must, and is also a complex matter.
Documentation
Clear and very extensive description and documentation and videos, but necessary to read and view.
Value for money
Safety and security for only 100€ (backup and admin tools) and this for an unlimited number of sites, you don't have to think about that!
I used this to: I install this on all sites, gives me some security in the online jungle

Not only but also!



Posted on 09 February 2023
Functionality
I have been using this component for many years and Nicolas amazes me with his knowledge every time.
Ease of use
I know most of the tools now and the consistent interface is easy to use
Support
Found a bug and reported one evening recently, the following day a couple of suggestions, then on the site fixing it. New release next day!
Documentation
Always in depth and clear. It's a library of information and I learn something every time I don't understand some of the latest risks.
Value for money
I'm safe - what's that worth? More than I pay him :-) I am very sure of that, that's why I stick with this component.
I used this to: My own and other websites I manage. Including the multi-lingual site I'm currently working on.

Want peace of mind?



Posted on 12 May 2022
Functionality
On a high performance website I used another highly acclaimed component that were breached weekly. Since using Akeeba, no issues at all
Ease of use
With the one click setup option, it makes this very easy to setup. Especially when you're new to this plugin.
Support
Every comment or question asked are answered in good time. I have had no issues to report so far, the component is without bugs.
Documentation
The functionality and setup are explained in detail - both video and documentation.
Value for money
Great value - compare peace of mind to hours it takes to sort out a hacked or breached website. very affordable
I used this to: Joomla (and Wordpress with woocommerce when required). We manage approx 400 websites globally
Functionality
A highly sophisticated and powerful security suite which allows to secure my Joomla installations
Ease of use
As mentioned above Akeeba Admin is extremly powerful. However, you have to familiarize yourself with the subject and its settings.
Support
Did not need any support so far. All settings are well documented and can be easily accessed
Documentation
The documentation is very comprehensive and written at a technically advanced level
Value for money
Anyone who has ever experienced a security breach, knows that the license is worth the money 10 times
I used this to: All managed Joomla (Version 3 & 4) websites. Own and customer websites
Functionality
Viele Sicherheitstools verfügbar: Firewall, honeypot, .htaccess etc.
Ease of use
Leicht zu administrieren, übersichtlich in der Anordnung der Module und verständlich mit entsprecheden Hinweise zu den Konfigurationsoptione
Support
Geht über ein Tiketsystem auf der Webseite des Herstellers. Auf meine Frage habe ich innerhalb einer Stunden per Email eine Antwort erhalten
Documentation
Die Dokumentation ist Online kann aber auch als PDF heruntergeladen werden. Sie ist leicht verständlich geschrieben.
Value for money
Sehr gutes Preis / Leistungs Verhältnis. In der kostenlosen Version ist eine Basis zur Sicherung der Website über einen WAF enthalten.
I used this to: Sehr gut ist der Überblick, den man direkt über die Administrationsumgebung von Joomla erhält. Es entfällt damit eine zusätzliche Administration der Sicherheit der Webseite über einen Zweitanbieter im Netz.
Functionality
This thing does what it says - and more (it never promised my site would be faster, way faster).
Ease of use
There is a lot to a web application firewall which affords this kind of versatility and specificity. Worth the effort.
Support
Their support from / ticket system got me a couple very fast responses. (They admit they can be 'direct.' I'll say.)
Documentation
It's in there. All of it. Except the part where your website will get faster. Way faster.
Value for money
It's a chunk of change, but you can deploy it on all your Joomla sites - and for what I needed it for? A bargain.
I used this to: A server some of my sites are on got hacked - and we used this to lock down the Joomla sites while we zeroed in on the problem. (The breach was Russian in origin, via a Wordpress site.) I'm going to install the pro version of ATP for Wordpress next. High quality product, this.

Still The Best



Posted on 04 September 2019
Functionality
We've been using Akeeba Admin Tools Pro for over 5 years and it works great for our many clients.
Ease of use
Because we manage many websites, it is important that we can set this up and configure everything and trust that it works.
Support
Documentation
Value for money
Worth every penny for the professional version. We are very happy with this extension.
I used this to: Security of our client websites using Joomla. We never build a website on Joomla without installing this extension.

Absolute Essential!



Posted on 19 August 2019
Functionality
Provides all that it claims to, plus more.....namely a sense of higher security that allows to relax for a beer or two on weekends!
Ease of use
A lot of documentation both within the application as well as online provides a wealth of information. And so much of it is automated.
Support
One of the best I have experienced with Joomla products. Just make certain that you provide the correct information when you submit.
Documentation
Great documentation. Just make certain you read it well! A lot of information can be found on the forum as well.
Value for money
Can't be beat! The peace of mind and ability to have a couple of beers on the weekend without worries is great!.
I used this to: All of my websites as well as customers and have for a loooooong time

Best Tools for Joomla



Posted on 20 June 2019
Functionality
Out of the box it works and is ready to go, very versatile with many options.
Ease of use
Experienced users find a lot of possibilities. Can sometimes get a bit technical but with the top-notch support you
Support
Documentation
Value for money
Great money for nice products with best support and reply very fast.........
I used this to: Lots of purposes like appartment-rental, camper-rental, teambuilding-agencies, tour-operators, hotels und more
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Admin Tools Professional

Version:
7.4.1
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Oct 10 2023
4 months ago
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Related extension :
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c m p
Compatibility:
J3 J4 J5
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