I'm developing a website using the Python Flask framework and I now do some devving, pushing my changes to a remote dev server. I set this remote dev server up to serve the website publically using
This works fine, but I just don't want other people to view my website yet. For this reason I somehow want to whitelist my ip so that the dev server only serves the website to my own ip address, giving no response, 404's or some other non-useful response to other ip addresses. I can of course set up the server to use apache or nginx to actually serve the website, but I like the automatic reloading of the website on code changes for devving my website
So does anybody know of a way to do this using the built in Flask dev server? All tips are welcome!
from flask import abort, request @app.before_request def limit_remote_addr(): if request.remote_addr != '10.20.30.40': abort(403) # Forbidden
but using a firewall rule on the server is probably the safer and more robust option.
Note that the Remote_Addr can be masked if there is a reverse proxy in between the browser and your server; be careful how you limit this and don't lock yourself out. If the proxy lives close to the server itself (like a load balancer or front-end cache), you can inspect the
request.access_route list to access the actual IP address. Do this only if
remote_addr itself is a trusted IP address too:
trusted_proxies = ('22.214.171.124', '126.96.36.199', '127.0.0.1') def limit_remote_addr(): remote = request.remote_addr route = list(request.access_route) while remote in trusted_proxies: remote = route.pop() if remote != '10.20.30.40': abort(403) # Forbidden