Topic: Password protecting admin pages


I've been getting a ton of dubious "guests" on my board lately. That doesn't bother me so much because there's a nice community of members, and a larger group of mute readers... but lately there have been a decent number of registrations from obviously bunk email addresses (ex: excitement@mail.ru)

I have the current version installed, and feel relatively secure, however, I was wondering if, just for a little peace of mind, it might be ok to password protect all the admin.php files.

It would be easier if they lived in a folder, and i could just password protect the folder, but i really don't mind entering this extra pasword to access the admin pages. I am the only admin, and thus it would only effect me.

My question:
Do the admin pages function on behalf of moderators and users in ordinary use of the board?
Will password protecting these pages mess up anyone's experience reading and posting on my board?


Re: Password protecting admin pages

Funny.  I just requested that today over in the "Feature" forum. Tobi has described the necessary modifications for this in that thread.


Re: Password protecting admin pages


Thank you!!!


Re: Password protecting admin pages


well that does add the admin php pages into a root folder 'admin'

but it doesn't seem to work, and doesn't answer my question.

I'll try it anyhow and see.