Change the Magento Admin URL

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asked Jun 22, 2016 in Magento by Callum Seth
How can we change the Admin URL path of Magento so that it can be more secure and protect somewhat from brutal attacks? I believe its possible with an xml entry change only. Can anyone shed some light on this please?

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answered Jun 22, 2016 by Oscar

Yes, you are right. Its fairly easy.

Open the xml file /app/etc/local.xml, and find the <frontName> tag, and then change the ‘admin’ part it to something secure

<frontName><![CDATA[new-secret-admin-path]]></frontName>

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