How do I set up a django do-managed web app to serve only 1 ip address? seems like there's only firewall feature for droplets

How do I set up a django do-managed web app to serve only 1 ip address? seems like there’s only firewall feature for droplets

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Bobby Iliev
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December 7, 2022

Hey @wafflez180,

Indeed, you can’t attach a cloud firewall to the App Platform.

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Alternatively, you could create a middleware in Django and programmatically reject all of the traffic. For example, define a variable BLOCKED_IPS = ('',) where you specify the IP that you want to allow. Then here is an example of the middelware that you could use:

   from django.conf import settings
   from django import http

   class BlockedIpMiddleware(object):

   def process_request(self, request):
          if request.META['REMOTE_ADDR'] in settings.BLOCKED_IPS:
             return http.HttpResponseForbidden('<h1>Forbidden</h1>')
   return None



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