Restricting by IP address

Apr 26, 2014 7:41 pm

You can restrict a user's access to your site to one or more IP addresses, meaning that the user will only be able to log in if doing so from a specified IP address. This is an additional security feature, since a non-authorized user who somehow acquired the authorized person's username and password could still not log into the site if doing so from an unknown location.

To restrict by IP address:

  1. Go to the Security Module, Restrict by IP tab.
  2. Click on the second subtab, located just under the tabs, called IP Address.
  3. Click the Add a new Item button.
  4. Give the IP address a title in the Description field. For example, "Peter's House."
  5. Enter the IP address. If you're unsure how to identify a user's IP address, you can tell the person to visit this site.
  6. Click Save. Now that the IP address has been created, it's time to add a user to it.
  7. Switch to the Users subtab.
  8. Click the Add a new Item button.
  9. Select the user to add by selecting him/her in the User ID field.
  10. For IP Address, select the one you just created.
  11. If you want, you can create an expiration date, after which the IP restriction will no longer apply.
  12. Click Save. The user will now no longer be able to log in from anywhere but the IP address specified. If you want to allow the user to log in from more than one place, repeat these steps for a second IP address and assign it to the same user.