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1nv1s1bl3
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A few security questions

Post by 1nv1s1bl3 »

Hello,

1. I'd like to ask if there is a way to disable deletion of admin logs from the admin panel for all users (founders & administrators).
2. Is there a way to add email notification to founders if someone logs into their account?
3. How to change the admin panel link and to secure the actual admin panel?

For 1 & 3 i found tutorials for phpbb 3.0, but they aren't compatible for 3.1.x.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: A few security questions

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Please describe your issue and why you want to do this as there's no reason for it with phpBB.
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Re: A few security questions

Post by 1nv1s1bl3 »

1. I want to see what the admins on the forum are doing (they are a few).
2. Just for security reasons (there are a few admins and everything can happen).
3. Same as above^
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Re: A few security questions

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ACP > Permissions > User Groups > (group) > Administrative Permissions > Limit the access.
as for renaming the acp link, you may want to play around with the phpbb files on the server. More precisely:

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board_name/adm/index.php
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Re: A few security questions

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1. as was said, I believe that is a admin permission you can remove . as founder , it would not apply to you.

2. the only way that can happen is if you give them your founder account details. If that has happened then change your founder password

3. completely not necessary as I have not heard of a single case where someone has gained access to the adm folder without having a valide username/password.


and here is a #4.
If you don't trust your admins then why are they admins?


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Re: A few security questions

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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: If you don't trust your admins then why are they admins?
What he said.
"What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the genetic pool?

You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done."

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Re: A few security questions

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1nv1s1bl3 wrote:How to change the admin panel link

Just rename the /adm directory on the server to /xyz and then go into config.php and change

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$phpbb_adm_relative_path = 'adm/';
to

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$phpbb_adm_relative_path = 'xyz/';

As to "secure the actual admin panel" It is secure it asks for re authentication of username and password anyway.
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Re: A few security questions

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NikolaCR wrote:as for renaming the acp link, you may want to play around with the phpbb files on the server. More precisely:

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board_name/adm/index.php
That is really bad advice. index.php is referred to in many other files, so if you just change its name you will break the board.
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