Options for static IP requirement while keeping my apps on App Platform?

I’m working on a project and for simplicity I’m using App Platform for my REST API application.

I am integrating with a 3rd party API that requires whitelisting a static IP address, which App Platform does not support.

My first thought to solve this issue was to setup a proxy on a droplet with a floating IP that forwards requests to my API URL but can serve as the static IP gateway for requests to/from this 3rd party.

Would something like this work or is there a simpler alternative I could consider?

I was hoping to avoid having to manage a droplet and was hoping for an out-of-the-box solution for something like this.

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Bobby Iliev
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May 11, 2022

Hey @codegardener,

Currently, the App platform does not come with static IP addresses.

But this is a great idea, sounds like it’d be super useful!

It looks like someone has had the same idea before and has posted it on our Product Ideas board. The best thing to do would be to head over and add your vote to it, as well as adding any additional information in the comments for exactly what you’d like to see implemented!

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.