Site Security

Admin Tools is a true Swiss Army knife for your site. Our freely available Admin Tools Core will detect, notify you about new Joomla! releases, fix your files' and directories' permissions, protect your administrator directory with a password, change your database prefix, migrate links pointing to your old domain on-the-fly and perform database maintenance, all with a single click.

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Written and maintained by the same developer as Akeeba Backup and the Joomla! updater component of Joomla! 2.5.4 and later.

Note: a commercial edition (Admin Tools Professional) with extra security-oriented features is also available from our site for a fee. This listing is about the free version, Admin Tools Core.

Note 2: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a subscription to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.

Five stars all the way. This extension does a lot of the things the Joomla core should already be doing and all with the ease of a click. Helps you harden your site against exploits as well giving you the ease and simplicity of one click updates for your version of Joomla. This is a fantastic extension no Joomla install should be without. Try it; you'll love it. I did and I do. Thanks Nicholas for this. It's awesome!
After reading about the steps required to secure a Joomla site against hacking ( was wondering whether to take a chance at renaming the sql databases and so on, when I came across this extension. It covered almost every step that the security checklist advised me to do, and hence saved me hours of work and innumerable gray hairs!

The only significant point that is not covered (and is present in the Pro edition) is a secure htaccess file, but you can easily get a master file which was edited by the same developer, from the Joomla Security Centre and modify it for your site.

This is such an excellent piece of software, along with the other offering from the developer (Akeeba Backup) that I am seriously considering buying a Pro version just to express my support, though I dont really need the additional benefits of the Pro edition.


Posted on 16 July 2011
I initially downloaded this just for the joomla update feature but it actually has so many useful tools.

The security features point out things which you may not have thought about and are really easy to use.

Will be installing this on all future joomla sites, its a must have!

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Posted on 07 July 2011
Lovely extension and very nice support.
I really love this extension, is 1 of the first extension I install when I have build a new website in joomla. I suggest to anyone to give it a try and I'm pretty sure that noone will remove the extension.

Thank a lot to the Akeeba developer, even for Akeeba Backup, which is another of my favorite extension.


Posted on 03 July 2011
I am somewhat new to Joomla but not new to the web as I have a couple of other websites. I must say this Admin Tools package by Akeeba is awesome for what it does and its the free version too. It's very simple to install and use. I highly recommend it!

One of my favorites

Posted on 02 July 2011
I absolutely love this product, it is one of my favorites along with all akkeba products, their stuff is an absolute must have for all joomla sites, the developer is one of my faves too, right up there with JoomlaXI, andrew eddie and socialables. A++
All the Akeeba Products are smart, easy, productive and safe to use; its amazing how many time this tool safe to you.... I have no words to explain how wonderfull are to find tools like this
I just purchased an anti hack component for $$ - than I found this! Should definitely be a standard in future Joomla releases. my donation is on its way! Thank you!
I have been developing websites with Mambo, then joomla 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 and now 1.7. I have to say this out aloud - WOW - What a nice Component.

Thank you for taking the time to create this masterpiece. When you get my donation. Have a few beers. It is well deserved. I'm still in shock!
Owner's reply: You're welcome! Thank you for your kind words and your donation :)
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Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Feb 18 2019
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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