New Security Tools for Elgg

In this article I am going to give you a step by step guide on how to protect Upgrade.php and elgg cron jobs in elgg 1.8

1. Security Tools is a GPL plugin for elgg 1.8 only. It is hosted at GitHub. To download it go to this page: Security Tools And then click on Download ZIP to get the plugin:

github elgg2. After downloading the plugin, upload the file to the mod folder of your elgg installation.

3. Next log into elgg as an Administrator. Go to menu “Configure -> Plugins”:

14. Activate the “Security Tools” plugin:

activating security tools elgg5. Now, go to menu “Configure -> Settings -> Security Tools“:

security tools settings6. Inside the Security Tools panel, you can protect both Upgrade.php and also cron jobs. Select Secure Upgrade and Secure cron so that only the Administrator can run those specific elgg services:

secure upgrade elgg7. Save the changes and that’s it! You just increased security on your elgg site. We strongly suggest you to use this tool, in order to prevent attacks that could slow down your site.

This concludes New Security Tools for Elgg

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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