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How to Change Joomla 2.5 Administrator URL

Joomla 2.5 Tutorials – One major security issue in Joomla 2.5 is that once a user realizes that you are using Joomla for your website, they can easily try to access your backend by appending a /administrator to the end of the URL.  This is a major security issue since hackers can then try to hack through your site by using different combinations of username and passwords.

Question:  How to change the Joomla 2.5 Administrator URL?

Answer is: you can’t.

There are many Extensions that rely on the /administrator directory and if you change the directory name, you will break your whole site.  I’ve tried in the past and it brought down my whole site.

Alternative Solution:

There are many different Extensions you can use to prevent users to accessing your Joomla 2.5 administrator backend directory.   There is one extension that I would recommend to use and it’s called jSecure.

Jsecure Protect Joomla 2.5 Administrator Directory

The Jsecure is not a free Joomla component.  There is a fee of $9.99 to download the component.  But for what it offers, this does deserve a payment. Description of jSecure Authentication Module:

jSecure Authentication module prevents access to administration (back end) login page without appropriate access key.

Easy to install, jSecure adds a higher level of security to your Joomla website.

jSecure Authentication 2.X has a range of improvements including:
* Option to be emailed each time someone tries to access your admin page
* Option to block IP’s from accessing your administration area.
* Option to use a second login form to further protect you admin page.
* Master Password to access the jSecure Authentication Component
* Added log feature (the System will log who access jSecure)
* Improved backend presentation
* Improved support on our forum

Where to find jSecure Authentication Module

You can find jSecure in the Joomla Extensions directory (JED) or at http://www.joomlaserviceprovider.com.  There you can read up on all the features (and view a demo) of this Joomla 2.5 module which will provide superior protection to your Joomla 2.5 administrator directory.

Thanks,

Elaine

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