Hiding /admin in deployments

Am using netlify-cms on my development machine and would like to disable it in deployment on netlify. I added a following redirect rule in netlify.toml to hide hugo’s static/admin folder. However the redirect doesn’t work.

  from = "/admin"
  to = "/404.html"
  status = 404

I am not sure if I understand your problem correctly. Is the rule not working?

Also, if the admin page exists and you need to redirect, I think the status should be 301 and not 404.

The redirect rule doesn’t work even with 301.

Wouldn’t it be easier to add admin/index.html to your gitignore file, or exclude it from build in your Hugo configuration?

It would need the force = true because the path exists. Read here: Redirects and rewrites | Netlify Docs

@tomrutgers It seems Hugo allow you only to exclude markdown files from builds.

I’m no Hugo expert but I believe you can do something like ignorefiles = [ "admin/.*" ] or ignorefiles = [ "admin/.index.html" ] as long as you put it before the [permalinks] config.