How do I make exception in Admin Tools Pro for Joomla?

If you’re using the Akeeba Admin Tools Pro extension for Joomla you need to make an exception/whitelist for our web application cloud scanners in Holm Security VMP, or your local scanner if you’re using a Scanner Appliance to scan a local web application that’s not accessible over internet.

Read about Akeeba Admin Tools Pro website here (external link):
https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/admin-tools-professional

This is how you make an exception:

  1. Login to the backend of your Joomla website.
  2. Select Components > Admin Tools in the main menu.
  3. Select Web Application Firewall from the Admin Tools.
  4. Select Configure WAF from the Admin Tools Web Application Firewall.
  5. Select the Exceptions from blocking.
  6. Here you enter the IP address or range to exclude after Never block these IPs. If you’re scanning a public website from Holm Security VMP you enter the following IP range:
    185.163.84.0/22
    If you’re scanning a local web application enter the IP address for the Scanner Appliance.
  7. Click Save & Close.
  8. Done!
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