CMS Security Settings Code

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Last Post: May 9   (RSS)

By depdesign - May 9

Hi all,

I need help to display content only to IPs that match an IP in the "restrictByIP" array from the CMS Security Settings.

The code below gets a site visitor IP and then checks to see if that IP is listed in the "restrictByIP" array from the CMS Security Settings.

This line, from the code below, is where I need help modifying  $safeips = array($SETTINGS['restrictByIP']);

Here is the code I have:

if (!empty($_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP'])) {
} elseif (!empty($_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'])) {
} else {

$safeips = array($SETTINGS['restrictByIP']);

if (in_array($ip, $safeips) !== FALSE)
echo "Match found display content";
} else {
echo "Match not found do not display content";

Dan Perez

By daniel - May 9 - edited: May 9

Hi Dan,

CMSB has a built-in function that you can use to check against the IP list in Security Settings, isIpAllowed(). You can use it like this:

if (isIpAllowed()) {
  echo 'show content to allowed IP';
else {
  echo 'not allowed from this IP';

I will note that this function only checks $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'], so if it's also important for you to check things like HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR, you may still want to set up your own code for checking. In which case you'd want to use the following to generate the allowed IP array:

$allowedIPs = preg_split("/[\s,]+/", $GLOBALS['SETTINGS']['advanced']['restrictByIP_allowed']);

Let me know if that helps, or if you have any other questions!


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