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How to build an admin panel [SOLVED]

(This post was last modified: 02-25-2017, 09:19 AM by kirasiris.)

Hello guys, I've been wondering what is the right way to start the admin panel.

I mean I already have the admin pages, etc; but what I want is to block the access to the public, is there a way to do it by htaccess, or can you explain me how to do some type of login. 

And I think is going to be little bit hard, because as stated above all admin pages are done, but I never though of dong a login panel before accessing to it. 

Here is my controller (Admin/ index function):
PHP Code:
public function index(){
$data['title'] = 'Admin Panel';
$data['blog'] = $this->blog_model->get_blog();
$data['portfolio'] = $this->portfolio_model->get_portfolio();


that's all what I got, I did not even create an admin model, or anything related to it.Neither a table in the databse.)

This is my dashboard:
[Image: 7b2d7ac45e0abdc28057cd7997d79ee2.jpg]

As I said the dashboard is completely done, with all the functions working, I just need to block the access
I do Front-End development most of the time 


there are several login tutorials available. Just search for e. g. codeigniter 3 login tutorial and you will find a bunch of nice descriptions how to realize a login for your page.

With these basics you are able to wrap up your admin sites into a closed area.

The easiest way is to set some $_SESSION data like "login = TRUE" after the login was successfull.
Then you implement a check in every controller within your admin area, if user is logged in and has access to this controller. If not, redirect him to login page.

I hope this will help you ;-)

Best regards from Germany

The best and easiest permission class I found was:


Which I've integrated into ignited cms and ignited cms pro.
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Try Ion_auth. It's quite basic and does the job well.

Well this is what I got so far, I do nt want to create another views,etc. I just wat to block all the IP address, or set one Io to have the accesss to these pages. And to do that I put this in my __construct

       public function __construct()

//// Block access to admin pages ////

           //Here you check ip allowed or not
           if (!in_array($this->input->ip_address(), array('','2602:306:bd06:7270:fcdd:74c5:c591:dc4')))
              // Either show 404

              // OR redirect somewhere else


I found ths tutorial on Stackoverflow, byt apprently I have to create an input as called "ip_address" and I do not know where should I create it, but as I said before I would like to avoid the creating of new controller, views/models etc.
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