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phpMyAdmin on ViciBox v.9.0+

Postby Kumba » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:38 pm

On ViciBox v.9.0 (and v.8.1+ I believe) phpMyAdmin is not setup by default even if you select it during the install. This was done deliberately because phpMyAdmin is a HUGE security hole. I cannot stress enough how much of a security problem phpMyAdmin is if it ever gets exposed to the public internet. It's very likely your box will be compromised within an hour if it is inadvertently exposed.

However, if after reading the above and accepting the potential risk should phpMyAdmin not be properly secured, here's how you enable it:
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ln -s /usr/share/phpMyAdmin /srv/www/htdocs/

Once you run the above code, phpMyAdmin will just start working. The default apache configuration file for phpMyAdmin limits accessibility to local IPs only by default as well. To further secure or grant additional IP access you will need to edit /etc/apache2/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf and make the appropriate modifications.
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Re: phpMyAdmin on ViciBox v.9.0+

Postby carpenox » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:00 pm

Perhaps this will help someone looking to make sure they secure there phpMyAdmin:

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####Securing phpMyAdmin#####

nano /etc/apache2/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf

###change the following:

<Directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin>

    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All   #This was "None"

    <IfVersion < 2.4>
        Order Deny,Allow
        Allow from all

###save and exit

nano /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/.htaccess

####Enter the following:

AuthType Basic
AuthName "Restricted Files"
AuthUserFile /etc/phpMyAdmin/.htpasswd
Require valid-user

###save and exit

zypper install apache2-utils

htpasswd -c /etc/phpMyAdmin/.htpasswd whatever.username.u.want
Password: enter the password u want

##restart apache
service apache restart or systemctl restart apache

###go to your phpmyadmin


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Re: phpMyAdmin on ViciBox v.9.0+

Postby Zaraab » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:24 am

I want to allow only one IP which can access the phpmyadmin.

How can I do thati?
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