We recommend that you take a multifaceted approach to protect the security of your store. You can begin by using a custom Admin URL that is not easy to guess, rather than the obvious “Admin” or “Backend.” By default, passwords that are used to log in to the Admin must be seven or more characters long and include both letters and numbers. As a best practice, use only strong Admin passwords that include a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source do not allow the reuse of the last four passwords assigned to the account.
The Admin security configuration gives you the ability to:
For increased security, you can configure the length of keyboard inactivity before the current session expires, and require the user name and password to be case-sensitive.
In addition to the security settings in this section, two-factor authentication (2FA) is required to verify users’ identity with a one-time password that is generated by an app or device. You are prompted to set up 2FA the first time you sign in to the Admin. For additional security, the Admin login can also be configured to require a CAPTCHA.
Stores that have enabled Adobe Identity Management Services (IMS) authentication have native Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source 2FA disabled. Admin users who are logged into their Commerce instance with their Adobe credentials do not need to reauthenticate for many Admin tasks. Authentication is handled by Adobe IMS when the Admin user logs into their current session. See Adobe Identity Management Service (IMS) Integration Overview.
For technical information, see Security overview in the developer documentation.
On the Admin sidebar, go to Stores > Settings > Configuration.
In the left panel under Advanced, choose Admin.
Expand the Security section.
To prevent Admin users from logging in from the same account on different devices, set Admin Account Sharing to
To determine the method that is used to manage password reset requests, set Password Reset Protection Type to one of the following:
By IP and Email— The password can be reset online after a response is received from the notification is sent to the email address associated with the Admin account.
By IP— The password can be reset online without additional confirmation.
By Email— The password can be reset only by responding by email to the notification that is sent to the email address associated with the Admin account.
None— The password can be reset only by the store administrator.
Set login security options:
For Recovery Link Expiration Period (hours), enter the number of hours a password recovery link remains valid.
To determine the maximum number of password requests that can be submitted per hour, enter the number for Max Number of Password Reset Requests.
For Min Time Between Password Reset Requests, enter the minimum number of minutes that must pass between password reset requests.
To append a secret key to the Admin URL as a precaution against exploits, set Add Secret Key to URLs to
Yes. This setting is enabled by default.
To require that the use of upper- and lowercase characters in any login credentials entered match what is stored in the system, set Login is Case Sensitive to
To determine the length of an Admin session before it times out, enter the duration of the session in seconds for Admin Session Lifetime (seconds) field. The value must be 60 seconds or greater.
For Maximum Login Failures to Lockout Account, enter the number of times a user can try to log in to the Admin before the account is locked. By default, six attempts are allowed. Leave the field empty for unlimited login attempts.
For Lockout Time (minutes), enter the number of minutes that an Admin account is locked when the maximum number of attempts is met.
Set password options:
To limit the lifetime of Admin passwords, enter the number of days a password is valid for Password Lifetime (days). For an unlimited lifetime, leave the field blank.
Set Password Change to one of the following:
Forced— Requires that Admin users change their passwords after the account setup.
Recommended— Recommends that Admin users change their passwords after the account setup.
When complete, click Save Config.
By default, an Admin password must be seven or more characters long and include both letters and numbers.