Currently this is an option only in the Cloud environment. Access to the Admin Console can be disabled for any website within its environment. Consider the following scenario: My environment has 6 web servers, 3 of them are exposed to the public and 3 are internal facing. I only want to allow people to access to the Admin Console features for the 3 web servers that are on an internal network. The other 3 external web servers need to be locked down for security reasons and therefore, I do not want people access the Admin Console.
To facilitate this behavior, the **DisableAdminAccess** appSetting (web.config) needs to be set to "true". When set to a value of "true" the Admin Console, CMS shell, and the admin api's will be disabled and return error messages if someone attempts to use them.