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Phpmyadmin Security

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I have a production server with apache2, php, mysql. I have just one site right now (mysite.com) as a virtual host. I want to put phpmyadmin, webalizer, and maybe webmin on there. So far, I installed phpmyadmin, and it works but the whole internet can go to mysite.com/phpmyadmin

How can I reduce the visibility to say 192.168.0.0/16 so it's just accessible to machines behind my firewall?

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Answer

1) You can do it at the Webserver level.

Use allow/deny rules for apache. If you don't have direct access to your apache configuration file, you may use a .htaccess file.

<Directory /docroot>
    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from 10.1.2.3
</Directory>

2) You can do it at the application level using the phpmyadmin config file.

The configuration parameter is: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowDeny']['rules']

Examples of rules are:

'all' -> 0.0.0.0/0
'localhost' -> 127.0.0.1/8
'localnetA' -> SERVER_ADDRESS/8
'localnetB' -> SERVER_ADDRESS/16
'localnetC' -> SERVER_ADDRESS/24

You can see this on the official phpMyAdmin configuration documentation.

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/documentation/#servers_allowdeny_order

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source: stackoverflow.com
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