How do I restrict access to sensitive Joomla directories by IP address?
Restricting the access to the critical Joomla directories such as administrator/ by IP address is a good security measure. This way you can allow access to your Joomla backend only from your own IP address.
In order to implement such a restriction you have to add the following lines in your .htaccess file residing in the directory you wish to protect:
Deny from all
Allow from 22.214.171.124
where the sample IP address 126.96.36.199 has to be replaced with your own IP.
More on the Joomla! security can be found in our Joomla! Security Tutorial.
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