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Restrict Magento Downloader To Specific IPs


One of the best approaches to securing the Magento downloader section is to allow only specific IP addresses to reach that location. The code below will allow you to do just that. You should add the code below to the .htaccess file in [your root folder]/downloader.htaccess.

The Code

In the code above, you should replace the XX.XX.XXX.XXX with whatever your IP address is. Add additional lines below for each desired IP address.

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Author: justin saad

Justin Saad is first and foremost a husband and a father of four. He is also a web developer and designer who has been making websites for over twenty years. His company is called The Motech Network and his website is In addition to building websites, Justin makes WordPress plugins and likes writing tutorials to help others learn about various aspects of web development.

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