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Restrict 301 redirects by IP

It’s me again! Recently I posted in the community about some specific 301 redirects and it seems I’m again stuck on this topic.

I’m generating URLS for redirection with .htaccess and what I need to add now is to some specific redirects to be accessed only by a specific IP address.

Let’s say I want to have all redirects to a specific folder redirected/accessed by only a specific IP.


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Hi @brendRos,

I’m glad to see you using the community more and more that’s really cool!

As for your question, you can do something like the following:

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
RewriteRule ^RedirectedFolder($|/) - [F]

where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is your IP address. For example, if your IP address was 10.32.43.89, the block will look like this:

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !=10.32.43.89
RewriteRule ^RedirectedFolder($|/) - [F]

Also RedirectedFolder is the folder you mentioned you want to be redirected at.