Non-public administration site

The administration site is not accessible or known to the public? Yes / No

Many common software platforms come with the default administration site in a location like /admin/.

If administrative URLs are well known, the potential attack surface expands. The attacker can guess administration HTTP endpoints with vulnerabilities and try to exploit those.

The administration interface should be in a non-guessable, non-end-user-visible URL. Besides authorization, additional access restrictions should be placed upon the administration interface with two-factor authentication, VPN and IP restrictions (see Team security).

Applies for: Everyone

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