HTTP Authentication

HTTP Authentication

  • Apply HTTP Authentication
  • Choose between Basic and other types
  • Protect your site quickly

The HTTP Authentication plugin works simple but adequate. Once published, every visitor to your Joomla! site is asked for an username and password through a HTTP Authentication popup. The Joomla! frontend is only accessible when HTTP Authentication is granted (by using the regular Joomla! login-system).

Cost Free
Current version 1.0.6 (Stable)
Requirements Joomla 3.0 - Joomla 3.4
PHP 5.4 or higher
PHP 5.4.0 or higher
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License GNU/GPL (General Public License)

Getting started

  • Install the plugin in the Extension Manager
  • Enable the plugin in the Plugin Manager

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Usage

The plugin has few parameters. The parameter Redirect determines where the user is redirected to after authentication. The parameter Include IP can be used to define a list of IP-addresses that are allowed authentication through this plugin. This allows you to put your site offline through the Global Configuration, replace the offline.php file of your template with a nice under-construction-message (without an ugly login-form) and then use the HTTP Authentication plugin to allow yourself as developer access. Likewise the Exclude IP parameter can be used to give yourself more direct access.


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