On this article we are going to learn how to hide and password protect Joomla 3! admistrator backend.
To hide the backend we are tgoing to use a free component called jSecure light click to download
Jsecure has also a premium version, if you find the plugin useful feel free to purchase it.
jSecure allows you to setup a password to the back end, if the password is not entered correctly it gets redirected to the index page or to any custom page you create.
To setup this component go to JED (Joomla Entensions Directory and Download it jSecure light click to download.
You have to register to get the extension, registration is free!
Make sure to unzipped the file on the folder you'll find 3 versions for Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 3.x.
Install the one applicable to you by going to the extentions manager, make sure you activate it.
If you have a custom page include the path to it by cliccking on the tab "Custom Path", otherwise just leave the Index File tab activated.
Click Save. Once you are done, logout of your backend.
To access your backend you have to type yoururl.com/administrator/?yourpassword
Now your Joomla backend access is passowrd protected.