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Moodle Administration Essentials

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Moodle Administration Essentials

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Moodle Administration Essentials
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Security and resilience

These are some general things that you should consider:

  • Create regular backups and check whether they are fully restorable

  • Run regular updates, both for Moodle and server OS code

  • Enable firewalls

  • Review open ports

  • Force secure passwords

  • Check file permissions


Your Moodle site security settings are available by navigating to Administration | Site administration | Security.

IP Blocker

The IP Blocker page allows you to configure an Allowed IP list, a Blocked IP list, and tells you which list to process first. This is useful if you want to limit your Moodle site access to block access from IPs, which are sending you disruptive traffic.

Site policies

The Site policies page allows you to configure a great many security settings, including but not limited to forcing log in, user file space limits, allowing EMBED or OBJECT tags, specifying username characters, Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) settings, cron settings, account lockout settings, and specifying required password characters...