Protecting access log

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This article was extracted from the following TNG Thread on protecting your Access Log.

Allow Admin access

Modify the access for log to be only shown if the user has admin privileges.

  • See Template 4 index.php and topmenu.php for an example of how this is done for a specific template.
  • Modify the genlib.php to add the Access Log to the Info pull down for users with Admin privilege

Template 4 Logic

    if( $allow_admin ) {
        echo "<li><a href=\"showlog.php\" class=\"lightlink\">$text[mnushowlog]</a></li>\n";
        echo "<li><a href=\"admin/index.php\" class=\"lightlink\">$text[mnuadmin]</a></li>\n";

Pull Down Menu Mod

TNG version: 8.1.3

The pull down menus generated by genlib.php do not show the Access Log. So if you want to show the Access Log on the Info pull down menu, you can make the following mod to genlib.php after the following line

if( $allow_admin_db ) $menu .= "<li><a href=\"$admin_url\"><img src=\"$cms[tngpath]tng_admin.gif\" class=\"tnggif\" align=\"left\" alt=\"\" />$text[administration]</a></li>\n";

by adding

if( $allow_admin_db ) $menu .= "<li><a href=\"$cms[tngpath]" . "showlog.php\"><img src=\"$cms[tngpath]tng_log.gif\" class=\"tnggif\" align=\"left\" alt=\"\" />$text[mnushowlog]</a></li>\n"; // added by Ken Roy

Check Login

After the login check in the showlog.php

include($cms['tngpath'] . "checklogin.php");

TNG version: 9.0

For TNG v9 and later, the code should be added after the


Add the following logic

if( $assignedtree || !$allow_edit ) {
        $message = $admtext[norights];
        header( "Location: login.php?message=" . urlencode($message) );

Protect the File

Add an .htaccess entry to protect the genlog.txt file from access directly by going to your

<Files "genlog.txt">
order deny,allow
deny from all

To protect all .txt-files from access directly by going to your***.txt you have to add .htaccess entry:

<Files *.txt>
order deny,allow
deny from all

Related links

The following provide additional security measures:

Controlling Site Access

Protecting Resources

Checking your site for Malware