Moodle security – an overview
Moodle takes security extremely seriously, and any potential issues are given the highest priority. Fixed vulnerabilities of serious issues usually trigger the release of minor versions, emphasizing the subject’s importance.
The following diagram illustrates the layers of a typical Moodle setup where the security of each component has to be ensured:
Figure 13.1 – Moodle security
The security of a system is as good as its weakest link. Since Moodle relies on underlying software, hardware, and network infrastructure, security can potentially be compromised in several areas. As this book focuses on Moodle administration, we only cover the security elements of Moodle per se. The following areas are not dealt with, and it is necessary to consult the respective documentation and experts on security issues:
- Software: As described in Chapter 2, Exploring the Moodle System, Moodle’s key components...