IP Login

Auto login by IP address

  • Last updated: 14 Sep 2020
  • Version: 4.4.2
  • Type: System plugin
  • Joomla rating: 96%

With IP Login you can log into your Joomla site automatically by IP address. It can work for both the frontend and administrator areas of the site, based on your preference.

You can simply set up your IP address and a secret URL key in your user profile in the administrator.

After installing IP Login, you will have the following settings in every user profile. So to set up IP Login for your user, go to the User Manager and click on your user account.

IP Login user settings

With the above example, you will be able to automatically log in on IP address 123.456.789.123 with URL key mxx8hrv4.

The URL key needs to be put in the URL as a 'query' variable, like:
http://www.yourdomain.com?mxx8hrv4

If the URL already contains a ?, you can prepend the key with an &, like:
http://www.yourdomain.com/administrator/index.php?option=com_content&mxx8hrv4

Security warning

Be aware that there is a small security risk. Though the risk is low, as a hacker would have to find out your IP address (and spoof it), know that you have set it up as an auto-login IP address, and somehow find out your secret URL key. So security breaches are unlikely.


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