CG Secure plugin

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Compat icon 3 x longfirst look joomla 4CG Secure plugin protects your Joomla administration from unauthorized country access and/or through a password.


Version 1.1.2 : UpdateServer
Version 1.1.1 : change report message
Version 1.1.0 : externalize IP Check
Version 1.0.7 : use Joomla\Utilities\IpHelper
Version 1.0.6 : use language files
Version 1.0.5 : store rejected IP in database
Version 1.0.2 : first version (2019 september)

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Important : Merged in CG Secure Component.

From Karebu Secure plugin, coming from JSecure, CG Secure plugin secures your administration access.

Once activated, CG Secure checks that country coming from IP address is authorized and protects access to /administrator by adding a password to it.

IP address is checked against AbuseIPDB database which returns a country code associated to IP address. It also check if IP is known in the database as being a hacker IPaddress.

In case of an unauthorized country connection, you may automatically report IP address to AbuseIPDB, after registration (it's free).

Connection errors may be stored in cgipcheck.trace.log file, in your logs directory.

I use View Logs component to check my log files.

Unauthorized user won't even see administration form.

From version 1.0.5, rejected IP addresses IP are stored in Joomla's database (table #__cg_rejected_ip). These addresses remain in the database depending on "IP Life time"parameter.

How access to your administration once CG Secure has been actived.3

  • HTTP Authentication: standard Apache authentication. You'll have to enter a password in "Password" field, "Username" field may remain empty as it's not checked, 
  • Compatibility: you'll have to enter— "yourpassword" being the password you entered in CG Secure plugin.