The admin engine is a core part of the XP runtime. It enables developers to extend the functionality of the XP Admin Console with custom admin apps.
Enonic XP provides a pluggable administrative interface, known as the Admin Console. The Admin console by default available on
//<server>:<port>/admin/ (i.e. "localhost:8080/admin/").
By default, XP ships with two standard admin tools, as described in the Admin Console documentation
Each tool has its own icon in the launcher panel. Admin tools are launched in their own separate browser tabs, running independently of any other admin components.
Compared to a basic webapp, the following
A single XP application may contain multiple admin tools
Access to an admin tool typically requires authentication, and particular role memberships
Admin tools are all served within the admin URL pattern. i.e.