How To Limit Access To Express API

Hi, I have 1 express and 1 react application in the same droplet. I have an Express API and I only want my react application to use it, nothing else. Currently, my react app is on and Express on and everyone can access I would like to limit access to


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Hi there @yigiteren,

I believe that one way to do so is to add an additional middleware and only allow requests from your specific IP.

You could use something like this:

function restrictAccess(req, res, next) {
      if (req.headers['origin'] !== '') {
      } else {

However, this could be manipulated as people could add additional headers to their requests if they wanted to, so a better approach would be to use a JWT token for authentication. To do that you could take a look at these two tutorials here:

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby