Magento experts work hard to improve Magento security with each release so that your store and customer data are in no danger. However, even if you're 100% confident in your Magento admin security, there is no harm in taking extra actions to ensure it's protected from any kind of violations. 

So, we've gathered the best tips on how you can improve your Magento 2 store security and provide a safe environment for your customers.

1. Use Magento Security Scan Tool

Configure Magento Security Scan Tool. It's better to prevent the problem from appearing than solve it. Magento security scan Tool does exactly that. It allows you to monitor possible security risks, unauthorized accesses and malware so that you can improve your website security by taking care of the issues before they appear.

2. Create Unique Admin Panel Route

Never use "/admin/" or any other common path as a route (front name) to your Magento 2 admin panel. This is insecure and increases your chances of becoming a brute force victim. Change the admin route (backend frontend name) with this guide on how to change Magento admin URL.

3. Enable ReCaptcha

Protect your Magento store from bots. In order to enable ReCaptcha in Magento 2.0.x - 2.2.x you need to install MSP ReCaptcha module (Magento 2.3 and greater already has it). ReCaptcha configurations can be found in Magento 2 Admin Panel > Stores > Configuration > Security > Google ReCaptcha.

Magento 2 Google reCaptcha

We recommend using ReCaptcha for both Storefront and Admin Panel.

4. Disable Admin Account Sharing

Make sure the Admin Account Sharing option is disabled. In order to do that navigate to Stores > Configuration > Advanced > Admin and find the Security section. Once disabled, the login and password are used by only one admin so that every time someone else tries to log in another will be unlogged.

That allows to detect any unauthorized admin account entries. Best of all is for each admin to have their own account to ensure safe and secure environment.

However, if you need to reset admin password in Magento 2 you can use any of the four available methods.

Magento 2 Configuration, Security

5. Enable the Secret Key for URLs and Case Sensitivity

Magento 2 store security

6. Enable Forced Password Change

It is among Magento 2 security best practices to enforce the Password Change and set the Password Lifetime. This way you make sure the passwords are changed regularly, in a set number of days.

Magento 2 password change

7. Use Access Control List

Configure the Access Control List. Before doing this please read more about user roles and users managing. Besides, we recommend you to restrict user's access and change the route to the admin panel.

Magento 2 Admin Role Resources

8. Use SSL

Use SSL (https://) on your website to ensure secure server and browser information transactions. Ask your server administrator or hosting provider to configure this and change the URLs by going to Stores > Configuration > Web.

Magento 2 Configuration, Security, Base Link URL

Magento 2 Configuration, Security, Base URLs

9. Track Admin Activity

Install the Magento 2 Admin Action Log. It allows you to track login activity including time, IP address and admin user name as well as all the performed changes in the admin panel.

People are very cautious about the personal information they share on the internet nowadays. That's why security is one of the first features customers are going to look for.

In case you want to appear as a credible and secure store you need to take every precaution to prevent the slightest possibility of your Magento 2 store security violations. Additionally, you can set up security.txt file to streamline vulnerability reporting.