Security should be the main concern for all web developers. One of the most common website attacks is the classic brute-force password attack. A hacker finds the Umbraco admin URL and then runs a dictionary attack trying to get access to the site.
One simple way to make this a lot harder to detect is to change the default admin Url so hackers can't as easily find your log-in page. In today's guide, I'm going to cover how to change your admin Url from 'Umbraco' to secret.
<add key="umbracoReservedPaths" value="~/umbraco,~/install/" />
<add key="umbracoPath" value="~/umbraco" />
<add key="umbracoReservedPaths" value="~/secret,~/install/" />
<add key="umbracoPath" value="~/secret" />
Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge