The coldfusion administrator is a complete browser based application which is made for user access to administrator API and performing server operations. Till the edition of coldfusion 8, coldfusion administrator was secured by only a single user password and later on the facility of sandbox and services restriction by IP address was provided.
There are many parts of coldfusion administrator API like -
Administrator - for setting user password and server access.
RDS ( remote development services ) - choose the authentication type of the application and set authorization for the RDS in coldfusion.
Resource security - setting configuration for the designated areas of the coldfusion application
User Manager - assigning access rights to the to administrator resources and rights.
Allowed IP addresses - enter client IP addresses to access/revoke services
In the administration page, which is divided into two parts - coldfusion administration and root administration. In both of these partitions, authentication is provided to every user by providing following methods -
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