miniOrange Laravel IP Restriction provides IP address blocking for Web applications built using Laravel Framework

Laravel IP Restriction

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Laravel IP Restriction / IP Blocking

miniOrange Laravel IP Restriction provides IP address blocking that the prevents connection between a server or website and certain IP addresses or ranges of addresses.

Summary

    To protect system assets, prevent unauthorized access, and lower the risk of attack, it often makes sense to limit user connections to a specific IP address or range of addresses. For your Laravel application, an IP address block can prevent a disruptive address from access, though a warning and/or account block may be used first. Dynamic allocation of IP addresses by ISPs can complicate incoming IP address blocking, rendering it difficult to block a specific user without blocking many IP addresses (blocks of IP address ranges), thereby creating collateral damage.

    IP address blocking can be used to restrict access to or from a particular geographic area—for example, the syndication of content to a specific region. To achieve this, IP addresses are mapped to the countries they have been assigned to.

Using miniOrange solution you can restrict IP addresses

You can whitelist IP addresses


By default, your Laravel application can perform API calls from any IP address. With miniOrange solution you will be able to configure whitelisted IP addresses for your Laravel application, you can control the source IP addresses for the API calls made by your application. In this case, miniOrange solution will reject any API calls made with your application credentials from any other IP address with an error code.

You can specify the whitelisted IP addresses using a semi-colon separated list of either individual IP addresses or IP addresses ranges.

You can also blacklist IP addresses


miniOrange solution provides a way to configure blacklisted Ips for your Laravel application. You can specify the blacklisted IP addresses using semi-colon seperated list of either individual IP addresses or IP address ranges.

Any IP addresses on the blacklist will not be able to access your restricted content. In this case, miniOrange solution will reject any API calls made with your application credentials from any other IP address with an error code.

Benefits

First Line of Defence

It could act as your first line of defense. Generally, your web host notifies you when someone is making multiple failed login attempts. A number of attempts made within a short span of time are likely to be identified as brute force attack.

Readily Available List of Malicious IP Addresses

There is a list of IPs identified for attempting to undermine website security measures. A simple Google search on ‘what are the blacklisted IPs’ or ‘IPs I should block’ should procure you a list of commonly blocked IP addresses.You can ban these IPs from accessing your website to further strengthen your security.

Block Visitors by Country

Sometimes while investigating malicious login attempts, website owners may trace the activities to IP addresses from a specific place or a country. If your target audience does not belong to this country, you can opt for something called country blocking.

IP Blocking Reduces the Load on Your Website Server

Hackers use automated tools to try and break into your website. When you get your hands on the malicious IPs that the hackers are using to hammer at your login page, you can block these IPs befor loading your site resulting in reduce of load on your site.