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Restrict Administration Console


someone knows how can I restrict IP’'s that open Administration Console?


Hi Matheus,

Unfortunately Wildfire doesn’'t have the capability to restrict which ip addressess can access the Admin Console, but you could certainly use a firewall instead.

Hope that helps,


I suspected that… So I’'m working on firewall rules to restrict IP access to Admin Console.

Thanks anyway!


you could bind it to one IP address by editing wildfire.xml. Maybe this meets your needs.



Thanks but this solution doesn’'t fit my needs…

I think that new versions of Wilfire Server could have a implementation of access lists to admin console.

Anyway, set up some firewall rules for that wasn’'t too complicated.


Glad you got the issue fixed. I’'m tempted to say that this type of setting should be handled at the firewall. However, if a lot of people think it would be useful, we can definitely reconsider.



I use Apache as url=http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_proxy.html#examplesreverse proxy[/url] for wildfire administration console.

Wildfire administration console is listening on and access from “outer space” is done by Apache reverse proxy with url=http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_proxy.html#accessIP control[/url].

I´d like to be able to restrict ip acess to the console, a log of acesses and some kind of protection against hammering, like ban an ip that tried to access for 3 times without sucess

Sure you could do all of this in firewall…but it would be much more simple and user friendly.




I think that this implementation would be wonderful, specially to newbie users that doesn’'t have knowledge enough to configure a firewall or a apache implementation like TimeLord does (an excelente solution by the way).