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.

I seldom right comments on any component nowadays but this components functionality made me write a highly positive comment about it. I have been using this component for over an year now and it upgraded itself, as well as upgraded my Joomla core without any hassles. This is the kind of tool I was looking for as a built in in Joomla core but got it through this component. Also very easy to use for a person like me who is not into web development as core field. Many thanks to the developer/s

Excellent Software

Posted on 09 October 2011
Whilst I had manually added security to my site, I wanted to improve my security, manage security more efficiently and monitor intrusion activity. That software allows me to achieve all this and more. It's extremely good value for money, professionally written and presented and the documentation is extremely professional. Lot's of config options and whilst there is a good support system, you don't need it. It does what it says it does on the box! I have also purchased the Pro Backup software by Akeeba and I am every bit as pleased with that software and indeed the complete package offered by Akeeba. They are a shining example to all. Well Done Nicholas and team.
I used to use Sam Moffat's excellent Update Manager component on every website I build but there's no Joomla 1.7 version yet. So I had to go looking for something else and Akeeba Admin Tools is it! There are several tools but the most useful and time saving one for me is the Joomla Update tool to make it easy to keep up to date with security patches. Admin Tools seems to be built to the same high quality as the other Akeeba tools so I will be installing this on every website I build, confident that it won't let me down. Nicholas, you are a huge asset to the Joomla community.

Truly Amazing

Posted on 29 September 2011
I've used Akeeba Backup before, but just now had my first experience using these wonderful tools to install a Joomla upgrade. To say I'm blown away is an understatement. Donation on the way. Thanks VERY much!

Essential for all sites

Posted on 25 September 2011
There are three extensions I always use on every web site. Eyesite to monitor site changes, Akeeba backup and this one Admin Tools. Admin Tools and Backup are both by the same author who produces an excellent product.
The tool makes the protection of the /administrator directory by placing a .htaccess and a .htpasswd file in it. I've read that it's more secure if the .htpasswd file is outside the public_html directory. So I advise you to let the tool place that file somewhere there, if that's possible on the user's host of course.
If you've ever had to spend time mnaually upgrading a Joomla! installation, where just a small error can really do a lot of damage (ever drop a set of folders on the wrong level?...), you'll be glad to know that with Admin Tools, those days are OVER! This extension should be part of the default Joomla! package. Works perfectly! Thank you!

A must have

Posted on 07 September 2011
Definitely a must have. Not only is the product very helpful, the documentation is very well done. I'm sure I will be checking out his other products.


Posted on 17 August 2011
Great extension, thx for hard work

Best admin tool ever

Posted on 10 August 2011
I love this tool. I show it to others and they all want it on their site too.
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Admin Tools

Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Feb 18 2019
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Related paid extension :
Admin Tools Professional
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