Site Access

This little plugin allows you to manage failed login attempts. The latest version can deter hackers by adding a programmable time delay after a failed login attempt. Upon a failed login attempt, you can redirect to a page in your Joomla site, redirect to a completely different site, or not redirect at all (default). Optionally, you can have it display a custom message such as "Login Failed - please try again".

V1.66: For Joomla 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 & 3.x websites.

V1.54: For Joomla 1.5 websites.

Getting a bit old

Posted on 08 April 2018
Has not been updated since 2008 and uses functions that are deprecated in php7. You now may get warning messages and error logs.
Ease of use
I used this to: Redirecting failed logins!
It just does what it has to do. Simple and correct.

developpers Thank you..


Posted on 04 May 2012
Perfect for what I wanted, thank you!


Posted on 09 April 2012
Installed in seconds and the error file was easily editable. Does exactly what it says it does; what more could one ask for? This is perfect for the new site I'm working on and I absolutely love the ease of use. Thank you for this plugin!

Excellent support!

Posted on 02 April 2012
I have a joomla-website with 2 languages and I needed to redirect to different pages depending on the language. Roger solved this problem for me very fast. Excellent support!
What this extension provides should be an option in the core login module. Essential.

(beta J2.5 - no issues)

(I had a case where redirect worked half of the time only. Fixed by using relative link: index.php/page)
Sorry, didn't work for me on joomla 2.5. I didn't want to redirect when user failed login.

I get a error page of url

with broken page

I see it still in beta mode for joomla 2.5
Owner's reply: Hi,
There is a support forum at
where you can get in touch with me regarding any problems. I'd be glad to help out.

Highly recommended

Posted on 28 February 2012
Tested on Joomla 2.5 and it worked perfectly for me.

Delayed response is a good security improvement.

Highly recommended.

Very good idea

Posted on 26 August 2011
I needed to redirect the failed logins on the same page in order to give them a chance to retry.

Although the plugin does not do that our of the box, it was easy to change its behaviour this way if the failed login URL is left empty in the configuration.

I also applied the change mentioned below to display the failed login message as a Joomla! standard error message.

I'll submit the changes to the developer for review.

Almost perfect

Posted on 01 June 2011
The message of error on login doesn't work in every templates. That can be solved by creating an article just showing the message of error and then redirect in the module to that article. Another solution would be having the option to show the message using an javascript alert? just an idea...

Another problem is if i register an user, initially the user is disabled in the administration. If i try to login that user it doesn't raise the onLoginFailure event so it shows again the login form in the content pane. What event raises in this case? it should validate this situation...

Excellent plugin and a very necessary one. Congratulations to the developer.



By Roger Noar
Site Access
Now you can control who registers on your site. This plugin and module allows you to control or restrict user registration to only those people who have received a "passphrase". This is useful for clubs, organizations, churches, schools, etc that want to limit registration to current and new members who have received the passphrase via email, newsletter, etc. The correct passphrase must be entered...

Redirect Failed Login

Roger Noar
Last updated:
Nov 18 2008
12 years ago
Date added:
Nov 18 2008
GPLv2 or later
Free download

This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System


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