IP Login

Auto login by IP address

  • Last updated: 12-Feb-2018
  • Version: 4.1.0
  • Type: System plugin
  • Joomla rating: 96%
Joomla rating: 96%

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Tutorial for IP Login

There is a Free and a Pro version of IP Login.
The parts in this tutorial that only concern the Pro version will be marked with: Pro only

Introduction

With IP Login you can log into you Joomla frontend and/administrator side automatically by IP address.

Setup

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 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

IP Lists Pro only

The pro version of IP Login gives you the ability to use multiple IP addresses per key.

You can enter a list of IP addresses by simply seperating them with a comma.

So if you want to use the key for IP addresses 110.120.130.1 and 110.120.130.10 you simply enter:

110.120.130.1,110.120.130.10

IP Ranges Pro only

The pro version of IP Login gives you the ability to use IP ranges.

You can set ranges using the * wildcard or use from-to ranges.

Here are some examples to show you how these work.

IP RangeIP addresses matching range
110.120.130.* 110.120.130.0 to 110.120.130.255
110.120.* 110.120.0.0 to 110.120.255.255
110.120.130.50-110.120.130.100 110.120.130.50 to 110.120.130.100
110.120.130.50-100 110.120.130.50 to 110.120.130.100
110.120.50.0-100.255 110.120.50.0 to 110.120.100.255

Security warning

Be aware that there is a small security risk. The risk is low, as the hacker will have to find out your IP address (and spoof it), know that you have set it up as auto-log-in IP address and somehow find out your secret URL key.

Installation

You can either install IP Login by using the core extension manager available in the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, or by using the powerful Regular Labs Extension Manager.

Note: When updating IP Login, you do not need to uninstall it first. The package will update all the files automatically.

Keep in mind that when you update to a major new version (or uninstall first), you might lose some configuration settings.

Regular Labs Extension Manager

It is very easy to install/update any Regular Labs Extension using the Regular Labs Extension Manager.

Please see the Tutorial for the Regular Labs Extension Manager for more detailed information...

Joomla! Extension Manager

To install via the Joomla! Extension Manager, just follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  2. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extensions;
  3. Choose the tab: Install from Web (or enable it if you haven't done so yet);
  4. Select the search field and enter IP Login and hit enter;
  5. Click on the IP Login listing;
  6. Click on Install;
  7. Click on Install to confirm.
Joomla! Installer - Install from Web

Or if you need to install the Pro version or cannot install via the 'Install via Web' method for some reason:

  1. Download the extension install file (.zip);
  2. Log into your Joomla administrator;
  3. In the menu, choose: Extensions >> Extensions;
  4. Choose the tab: Upload Package File;
  5. Click on the Choose File button and select the extension zip;
  6. Click on Upload & Install.
Joomla! Installer - Upload Package File

If you have problems installing IP Login, please try the manual installation process as described here: docs.joomla.org/Installing_an_extension