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Steps to 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:

+++++
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from 123.123.123.123
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Note : the sample IP address 123.123.123.123 has to be replaced with your own IP.

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