Security and privacy

How to keep your Moodle site secure and methods for increasing privacy.

Documentation: Security, Security FAQ and Increasing privacy in Moodle
Forum moderator: Dan Poltawski

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DO NOT REPORT NEW VULNERABILITIES HERE!

New security issues should be reported in the Moodle Tracker with an appropriate security level.


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Allow view-only access to user list Picture of Joe Behymer Joe Behymer 5 Manish Thakur
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 1:36 PM
cross domain ajax in script Picture of Bradley Botkin Bradley Botkin 5 Bradley Botkin
Wed, Aug 17, 2016, 7:16 PM
Category Permissions and Restrictions Picture of David Van Thillo David Van Thillo 0 David Van Thillo
Wed, Aug 17, 2016, 2:04 AM
Moodle should not force a password change Picture of Irma Boks - Eek Irma Boks - Eek 6 Irma Boks - Eek
Wed, Aug 10, 2016, 11:05 PM
Captcha alternatives? Picture of Tom Litchfield Tom Litchfield 7 Visti Larsen
Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 4:35 PM
Issues with a virus in Moodle 3.0.2+ Picture of Luis Pu Luis Pu 7 Ken Task
Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 2:49 AM
Read Only Site Picture of Kehinde Okesanjo Kehinde Okesanjo 9 Antonio Negro
Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 8:31 PM
Httpoxy vulnerabilities in php addressed? Picture of Jerry Lau Jerry Lau 1 Ken Task
Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 8:21 AM
Password Security in moodle 2.9 or greater Picture of Sanmeet Singh Sanmeet Singh 4 Sanmeet Singh
Tue, Jul 19, 2016, 2:49 PM
SSL certificate issues Picture of raghav agarwal raghav agarwal 23 James McLean
Tue, Jul 19, 2016, 7:52 AM
Restricting Access to URL in course Picture of philipp lesmana philipp lesmana 0 philipp lesmana
Thu, Jul 14, 2016, 3:21 AM
Installing ssl certificates in moodle server Picture of Christine Mburu Christine Mburu 2 Linda Petty
Wed, Jul 13, 2016, 4:53 PM
Server breached front-end - malicious files uploaded Picture of Michael Iscool Michael Iscool 19 Ken Task
Fri, Jul 8, 2016, 9:58 PM
Is the unoconv installation a security risk? Picture of Matthew Davidson Matthew Davidson 19 Ken Task
Fri, Jul 8, 2016, 5:56 AM
"Guest user has logged in" ? Picture of g k g k 0 g k
Thu, Jul 7, 2016, 9:21 PM
Should I use SSL for Login? Why not? Picture of Paul L Paul L 8 Dave Perry
Thu, Jun 23, 2016, 9:01 PM
Remove login link from pages or disable logging in for users Picture of Jordan Floyd Jordan Floyd 4 Leticia Dark-rose
Tue, Jun 21, 2016, 12:04 PM
IP Blocker - help Picture of Paul Baumeister Paul Baumeister 15 Ken Task
Fri, Jun 17, 2016, 12:04 PM
setup https via F5 Picture of Jaifar Al Shizawi Jaifar Al Shizawi 2 Bret Miller
Mon, Jun 13, 2016, 10:35 PM
How to fix a mix of secure and insecure content? Picture of Arturs Polis Arturs Polis 2 Arturs Polis
Thu, Jun 9, 2016, 2:20 PM
How to hide/disable courses and quiz? Picture of Lucilla Wang Lucilla Wang 17 Lucilla Wang
Mon, Jun 6, 2016, 10:28 AM
SECURITY WARNING! (moodledata) Picture of Can Yasa Can Yasa 3 Can Yasa
Thu, Jun 2, 2016, 9:16 AM
Making students invisible to each other. Picture of Shoned Jones Shoned Jones 2 Richard Oelmann
Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 12:10 AM
Moodle Security Picture of Ben Keough Ben Keough 5 James McLean
Mon, May 30, 2016, 7:49 AM
Reset of admin password Picture of David Paige David Paige 9 Ranil Peiris
Thu, May 26, 2016, 7:46 AM
Google keyword in Japanese characters for my moodle site Picture of Milan Mihajlov Milan Mihajlov 11 Guillermo Madero
Thu, May 19, 2016, 11:14 PM
Security for self enrolment and enrolment keys Picture of Alice Constable Alice Constable 2 Alice Constable
Tue, May 17, 2016, 10:34 PM
Bots are knocking our guest door ? Picture of Antti Peltonen Antti Peltonen 0 Antti Peltonen
Tue, May 17, 2016, 7:59 PM
Assigning a password Picture of Íde O'Neill Íde O'Neill 2 Emma Richardson
Mon, May 16, 2016, 11:24 PM
Harold Nartey - Is Moodle Secure to Use? Picture of Harold Nartey Harold Nartey 1 Mike Churchward
Fri, May 13, 2016, 10:58 PM
Virtual schools/courses hidden from other groups/cohorts? Picture of Dave S Dave S 0 Dave S
Thu, May 12, 2016, 6:27 AM
Limit the number of users into a group Picture of Paul Lemarchand Paul Lemarchand 1 Sebastian Wz
Wed, May 11, 2016, 4:19 PM
Allow (Deny access) in Browse list of users Picture of Wes Sykes Wes Sykes 4 Blair F.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 2:27 AM
After Upgrade to 3.0, SSL No Longer Working Picture of Greg Dietrich Greg Dietrich 1 James McLean
Wed, Apr 27, 2016, 9:26 AM
Secure PHP Configuration Settings for Moodle Picture of Calvin Bu Calvin Bu 3 Ken Task
Tue, Apr 26, 2016, 10:30 PM
Comment request on vulnerability results Picture of Panagiotis Petasis Panagiotis Petasis 7 Richard Oelmann
Mon, Apr 25, 2016, 11:55 PM
Security overview, some questions and question on backup Picture of John Rambo John Rambo 4 Emma Richardson
Wed, Apr 20, 2016, 7:01 PM
Customize user privacy - on user-level Picture of Marjan Milošević Marjan Milošević 1 Devon Ritter
Thu, Apr 14, 2016, 12:16 AM
Possible Exploit - Accessing the Main Admins account through the CLI Picture of Alex Legg Alex Legg 6 Alex Legg
Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 5:59 PM
Missing Secure Attribute in Encrypted Session (SSL) Cookie Picture of Vinod Kumar Vinod Kumar 2 Vinod Kumar
Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 1:25 PM
Additional security measures for Moodle Picture of John Rambo John Rambo 8 Matt Bury
Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 4:57 AM
Visitors can access lesson video by copying link Picture of prashant gupta prashant gupta 9 Guillermo Madero
Tue, Apr 12, 2016, 12:47 AM
"Invalid Login" if country code is lowercase Picture of Derek Chaplin Derek Chaplin 0 Derek Chaplin
Sat, Apr 9, 2016, 12:38 AM
Is it possible to edit the Logs and specially the admin Logs Picture of Osama Hasan Osama Hasan 2 Richard Oelmann
Thu, Apr 7, 2016, 1:04 AM
Moodle does not restrict file types for uploads??? Security Risk??? Picture of Rob Barnett Rob Barnett 17 javier D
Wed, Mar 30, 2016, 4:27 AM
How do you secure email addresses? Picture of Paul Wakelam Paul Wakelam 10 Richard Lisle
Wed, Mar 23, 2016, 7:34 PM
Hide courses and categories to specific role Picture of Renato Marchesani Renato Marchesani 3 Howard Miller
Sat, Mar 19, 2016, 10:47 PM
access to server lost Picture of Hicham Doumali Hicham Doumali 3 Hicham Doumali
Fri, Mar 18, 2016, 10:41 PM
user id '0' is changing passwords Picture of heli guy heli guy 2 Emma Richardson
Thu, Mar 17, 2016, 8:49 AM
Password Encryption MD5 plain text Picture of Rupesh Kumar Rupesh Kumar 4 Tim Hunt
Fri, Mar 11, 2016, 3:49 AM
xss risks - Advice please Picture of Marie Waterhouse Marie Waterhouse 8 Helen Foster
Thu, Mar 10, 2016, 4:47 PM
Log in location lock down Picture of Mitchell Gregory Mitchell Gregory 5 Mitchell Gregory
Tue, Feb 23, 2016, 10:25 PM
Access Logs Picture of John Rebtho John Rebtho 3 Sudeep Nayak
Mon, Feb 22, 2016, 8:31 PM
Alias name - workaround Picture of Muse 79 Muse 79 3 Just H
Sun, Feb 21, 2016, 1:04 AM
Is Moodle ok on GitHub? Profile pic Leticia Dark-rose 9 Evan Donovan
Sat, Feb 20, 2016, 12:02 AM
Database credentials can they be seen? Wellingtonia Tree Heather P 4 Heather P
Wed, Feb 17, 2016, 4:42 PM
Maximum Time per Day Picture of Seth Mengal Seth Mengal 12 Howard Miller
Tue, Feb 16, 2016, 5:44 PM
IPV6 address in IP Blocker Picture of rabin sk rabin sk 0 rabin sk
Fri, Feb 12, 2016, 4:45 PM
Move Moodle Config Outside of Web Root Picture of Lewis Hackfath Lewis Hackfath 12 James McLean
Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 6:40 AM
moodle 2.4.3 : script injection in header Picture of razer raz razer raz 8 razer raz
Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 2:04 AM
MySQL SSL Connection? Picture of William Voyek William Voyek 4 Mohammed Mohammed
Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 6:54 PM
Moodle SSO using LDAP Picture of Trayton Mitchell Trayton Mitchell 5 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 6:15 PM
Blocking access to Users from outside the country Picture of david english david english 12 Matt Bury
Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 10:12 AM
Moodledata ... Moodle Code ... htaccess-dist.txt files Picture of Ken Task Ken Task 0 Ken Task
Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 5:11 AM
Restrict Access to Categories By User Picture of William Workman William Workman 1 John Provasnik
Mon, Jan 25, 2016, 5:11 AM
Moodle not displaying errors Picture of Tyler Whiteley Tyler Whiteley 3 Richard Oelmann
Sun, Jan 24, 2016, 1:33 AM
CSP Picture of Martin Greenaway Martin Greenaway 2 Martin Greenaway
Sat, Jan 23, 2016, 12:45 AM
How to force users password change weekly? IMG Mario Gonzalez 5 Clara MG
Tue, Jan 12, 2016, 4:36 PM
Moodle platform and security. Making the move. Picture of Shane Mundee Shane Mundee 4 Bret Miller
Tue, Jan 12, 2016, 4:18 AM
Advice please! Is Moodle safe? Picture of jesse magees jesse magees 16 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Thu, Jan 7, 2016, 10:54 PM
Authentication problem Picture of eduardo moisa eduardo moisa 1 eduardo moisa
Thu, Jan 7, 2016, 3:50 AM
prevent login from the same ip address for a time Picture of Mohammed awad Mohammed awad 13 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Tue, Jan 5, 2016, 9:45 PM
About Drupal + Moodle integration Picture of Raviteja Yarlagadda Raviteja Yarlagadda 1 Ken Task
Wed, Dec 16, 2015, 9:07 AM
IP addresses used by Moodle's mail servers Picture of Dan OBrien Dan OBrien 6 Dan OBrien
Wed, Dec 16, 2015, 5:17 AM
How to see who changed letter grades site-wide? Picture of Chris S Chris S 3 John Provasnik
Mon, Dec 7, 2015, 6:59 AM
Restricting guests from viewing the category structure and non guest-enabled courses Picture of Mark Chaney Mark Chaney 0 Mark Chaney
Fri, Dec 4, 2015, 9:53 PM
Using "http head method" in Moodle Picture of Naaman Fallouh Naaman Fallouh 0 Naaman Fallouh
Wed, Dec 2, 2015, 6:57 PM
Topic Hidden and activity show, feature or what? Picture of António Godinho António Godinho 4 António Godinho
Wed, Dec 2, 2015, 4:09 AM
Spam Filter? Picture of Alex Vanden Bosch Alex Vanden Bosch 2 Marcus Green
Tue, Dec 1, 2015, 1:25 AM
can my activity be seen? Picture of murdoc niccals murdoc niccals 6 Just H
Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 11:22 PM
2.9+ moodle - recaptcha suddenly stopped working Picture of ajeet Singh ajeet Singh 8 John Okely
Tue, Nov 17, 2015, 8:52 AM
Insecure dataroot (yet again) Picture of Visvanath Ratnaweera Visvanath Ratnaweera 13 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Sun, Nov 15, 2015, 7:07 AM
Warning about the config.php file Picture of mimi nom mimi nom 5 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Sat, Nov 14, 2015, 12:27 AM
SSL Proxy woes Picture of Ben Steeples Ben Steeples 6 Chris Murad
Thu, Nov 5, 2015, 7:36 AM
Moodle session tickets not expiring when closing the browser Picture of Shaun Conway Shaun Conway 3 Simon Rediss-Whitfield
Tue, Nov 3, 2015, 12:13 AM
reCAPTCHA is not working Pablo Espanola Pablo Española 2 ajeet Singh
Mon, Nov 2, 2015, 11:12 PM
Security recovery plan Picture of dani dani dani dani 2 Matt Bury
Thu, Oct 29, 2015, 1:58 AM
Block Access to Courses list Picture of Andrew Milner Andrew Milner 0 Andrew Milner
Wed, Oct 28, 2015, 11:14 PM
Moodle crashes when students press F5 (refresh) continuously Picture of Graciano Torrão Graciano Torrão 9 Dan Marsden
Wed, Oct 28, 2015, 5:10 AM
User database Picture of Pal Kerecsenyi Pal Kerecsenyi 3 Richard Oelmann
Tue, Oct 27, 2015, 1:42 AM
How to check if a file was deleted and by whom? Picture of Miguel Da Silva Miguel Da Silva 2 Miguel Da Silva
Mon, Oct 26, 2015, 5:11 AM
SMTP password encryption Picture of Refi Shahul Refi Shahul 2 Refi Shahul
Sun, Oct 25, 2015, 9:58 AM
SSL causing Backup problem René Breedveld René Breedveld 1 René Breedveld
Tue, Oct 20, 2015, 3:44 PM
security test Picture of maggie jelli maggie jelli 1 Simon Rediss-Whitfield
Mon, Oct 19, 2015, 10:31 PM
accessing moodle from another site without logging in again Picture of tim lambert tim lambert 1 Jon Bolton
Fri, Oct 16, 2015, 5:23 AM
all the site notes are visible for the teacher Picture of Isaac Marco Blancas Isaac Marco Blancas 1 Jon Bolton
Fri, Oct 16, 2015, 5:19 AM
validation of username length Picture of Irith Herman Irith Herman 0 Irith Herman
Mon, Oct 12, 2015, 7:06 AM
login issue Picture of maggie jelli maggie jelli 10 Just H
Sun, Oct 11, 2015, 2:28 PM
Administrator Logging??? Picture of Vincent Gullotta Vincent Gullotta 3 Chris Wharton
Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 4:29 PM
Redirect error after enforcing https Picture of Oliver W Oliver W 0 Oliver W
Sun, Oct 4, 2015, 6:38 PM
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