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Latest post by formfranska on Monday, 27 November 2023 05:33 CST


I'm unable to save changes in AdminTools. I'm in Configure WAF > Exceptions > Never block these IPs

and I wanted to remove old IP addresses that should no longer be in that list. After removing an IP address and trying to save I get:





There were errors trying to save the Web Application Firewall's configuration.


I tried emptying cache and logging out and back in again but to no avail.

Please advice


Anna Robinson

Akeeba Staff

This is a missing language string which is supposed to read the following:

The Adminstrator Secret URL Parameter is invalid. Please remember it can only consist of lowercase and uppercase latin letters without accents or diacritics (a-z and A-Z), numbers 0-9, dashes, and underscores. The first character cannot be a dash or underscore. It must be 4 to 64 characters long.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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Hi Nicholas,

Thank you. Solved βœ…

Yes, I can also see it says exactly that in the settings for that parameter. These were old sites where I hadn't changed the secret URL parameter for a very long time and they were only 2 characters (so that was the issue).

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