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Enable IP Restriction with Reverse Proxy


miniOrange allows you to use IP Restriction policy to provide or deny access to the users based on trusted IP Addresses. IP restrictions analyse network traffic and, if a request originating from a certain IP address appears to be suspicious, it will either prevent that IP address from accessing your web service or notify you to limit access to that IP address.

IP Restrictions enables you to provide web servers limited access based on the client's IP address. In front of the backend service, the reverse proxy product resides. As a result, it is protected against direct access by clients all around the world. When IP limits are set, users may input particular IP addresses that they want to allow or exclude from utilising the proxy connection to access their server.

Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below to enable IP Restriction with Reverse Proxy

1. Creating a new proxy server


  • Click here and log in with your miniOrange account. Click here to register, if you don't have an account.
  • IP Restriction Reverse Proxy - Account Login

  • Click on the Proxy Settings tab on the sidebar that will direct you to the Proxy settings page. The Proxy Settings page has a Add new proxy button, clicking which, the user gets directed to a webpage where he gets to configure a new proxy link along with the features he wishes to enable.
  • IP Restriction Reverse Proxy - Add new proxy

  • On the Set Proxy tab, the user enters the proxy link that he wishes to have for his server. Also, the user enters the server address of his server that will be pointed by the proxy link he entered.
  • IP Restriction Reverse Proxy - Set proxy

2. Setup IP restriction using miniOrange Reverse Proxy


  • Let’s see how we can enable the IP restriction feature using the miniOrange Reverse Proxy Product. IP based restriction is used to either restrict access from or allow access to specific IP addresses that are submitted by a user. To make this possible, the miniOrange reverse proxy product can be configured. On the same page, the user switches to the IP Restriction feature’s tab. On that tab, the user is prompted to enter as many IP addresses as he wants. Restrict or Allow depends on the user’s selection of the toggle switch. The user then can save the configuration.
  • IP Restriction Reverse Proxy - Add IP addresses and Save Configuration

  • If the user wants to edit the IP restriction settings, he’ll just have to visit the IP restriction Settings on the sidebar. The user has to click on the Edit button corresponding to the proxy URL for which he needs to edit the IP restriction settings. After clicking, the user is directed to a page where he can add as many IP addresses as he wants or remove as many of the existing IP addresses as he wants.The user then saves the configuration. These configurations are saved in the configuration file of the reverse proxy server.
  • IP Restriction Reverse Proxy - IP Restriction Settings

    IP Restriction Reverse Proxy - Save Configuration

In this Guide, you have successfully configured IP Restriction using miniOrange Reverse Proxy. This solution ensures that allow or restrict access can be done for an individual IP address.

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