Website access restriction methods

Because of industry security standards and audit requirements, you might need to implement high-level security tuning for a public Drupal site. There are several methods you can use to do this, including adding a module to your website or configuring IP restriction in Drupal itself. You may also need to block particular IP addresses due to attacks or other problems.

Password protecting nonproduction environments

Protecting your staging and development environments is nearly as important as protecting your production server. There are several ways to do this, including adding modules to your websites, or modifying your settings.php file.

The changes to the settings.php file depend on whether you're using PHP-FPM or PHP-CGI. Acquia Cloud are PHP-FPM. Non-Acquia users will have to check their own PHP stack to determine which is in use.

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