Magento Commerce, 2.2.x

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Using a Custom Admin URL

As a security best practice, Magento recommends that you use a unique, custom AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed. URLUniform Resource Locator: The unique address of a page on the internet.  instead of the default “admin” or a common term such as “backend”. Although it will not directly protect your site from a determined bad actor, it can reduce exposure to scripts that try to gain unauthorized access.

Check with your hosting provider before implementing a custom Admin URL. Some hosting providers require a standard URL to meet firewall protection rules.

In a typical Magento installation, the Admin URL and path is immediately below the Magento base URL. The path to the store Admin is one directory below the root.

  • Default Base URL
  • Default Admin URL and Path

Although it is possible to change the Admin URL and path to another location, any mistake removes access to the Admin, and must be corrected from the server.

As a precaution, do not try to change the Admin URL by yourself unless you know how to edit configuration files on the server.