I want to "disable" frontend in Magento and use only admin interface. So every non-admin page should be redirect to /admin (/admin/dashboard)

I can't find way to do it.


  • that might seem like a stupid question, but why? – Julien Lachal Oct 9 '15 at 12:05
  • To clarify, I am using magento as framework for my custom application that is not an eshop / ecommerce. So i am using only backend and when for whatever reason non-admin url shows up i want to redirect it to admin part. – jedi Oct 9 '15 at 13:26

In this case,you need use controller_action_predispatch event on

on this event you need redirection to admin url.

using below code:

       $url=   Mage::helper('adminhtml')->getUrl('adminhtml/index/login');


condition: Current store is admin .Check by code: if Mage::app()->getStore()->isAdmin()

Config.xml code:

    <controller_action_predispatch> <!-- identifier of the event we want to catch -->
          <controller_action_predispatch_handler> <!-- identifier of the event handler -->
            <type>model</type> <!-- class method call type; valid are model, object and singleton -->
            <class>magento85915/observer</class> <!-- observers class alias -->
            <method>adminRedirection</method>  <!-- observer's method to be called -->

observer code:

class StackOverflow_Magento85915_Model_Observer

          public function adminRedirection(Varien_Event_Observer $observer)
              $controller_action= $observer->getEvent()->getControllerAction();

              // redirection fire when current store is not aadmin
              if (!Mage::app()->getStore()->isAdmin()):
              // Get admin log page url
               $url=   Mage::helper('adminhtml')->getUrl('adminhtml/index/login');
              /* forcefull redirection  to admin login page */
              return true;

  • Thank you for your answer. I tried add code directly to Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front but it's called even on admin pages and i am getting too many redirects error by browser – jedi Oct 9 '15 at 13:33
  • ok. i will check.. – Amit Bera Oct 9 '15 at 13:35
  • please check.. answered update. – Amit Bera Oct 9 '15 at 14:36
  • Thank you sir, worked like charm ! – jedi Oct 12 '15 at 16:15

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