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Accessing request IP when using App Platform

I have a web app running on the App Platform. So far everything has been phenomenally easily and I’m loving DO because of it.

Recently, I deployed request logging as a NestJS Middleware. Put simply, it captures request information (things like url, response status code, request ip, etc.) and logs it into a PostgreSQL database.

It looks like the request ip is always a private address. Is there a way to get the real request IP even when running inside the App Platform?


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👋🏼 @marshaldhayes

Glad to to hear you’ve a good experience so far! You can get the real request IP address from the do-connecting-ip header.

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