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Static IPs, whitelisting

Right now I’m using firewall rules on my AWS RDS db and external Redis db to only allow incoming connections from my droplets. Switching to the App Platform, how can this be handled? Since there doesn’t seem to be an option to assign a static IP (or a set of IPs) to the containers that are spun up, I would have to update the list of allowed IPs each time in an after deploy job I guess? Is that the recommended approach? If so, how can I access the container’s IP in the job? I don’t see a env var for this…

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Any news on this? I need a static ip for my connection to the database server. Please make this an option / addon.

Any updates on this feature?


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App Platform apps do not have a static-IPs. We’ve heard requests for static IPs as an add-on feature and are considering it. In the mean time, we recommend using TLS encryption and strong authentication to secure connections to external resources.

Facing the same issue. I need to redirect the non-www to www domain using the App platform of digital ocean. I had to migrate because of this reason of static Ip’s. Can DO team share when it will be published for end-users?

Please add this feature DO. I’m working with a client that has simplistic needs, but on a registrar that doesn’t support CNAME flattening. They won’t move, and the convenience of auto-deployment from a main branch in GitHub is -exactly- what I need.

Configuring the same functionality myself on a VPS doesn’t make sense with the size of project, but I would pay for an upgraded App instance forever just for the IP.

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