How to restrict access to an App Platform project

We would like to run a staging/testing version of our deployment pipeline in App Platform, but we do not want this to be discoverable by folks other than our internal team.

We could use something like a twingate connector or other VPN if we went the self-managed route, but we want to take advantage of App Platform’s managed scaling solution.

Relying on a robots.txt being respected and the automatic URL not being guessed, how can we actually hide our resources (web app and API) from the public?

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Bobby Iliev
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June 27, 2023


As of the time being this is not natively supported by the DigitalOcean App Platform. But it sounds like a great idea!

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.

In the meantime, depending on the language and the framework that you are using, what you could do is handle this on your app level itself with a middleware for example.

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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