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Trying to limit access to development site by IP via htaccess (4 posts)

  1. Ate Up With Motor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I have a WordPress development site that I want to be accessible only to my IP address. I've been trying to do this via htaccess, but I can't get it to work.

    First, I tried this:

    # ALLOW USER BY IP
    <Limit GET POST>
     order allow,deny
     allow from 1.2.3.4
     deny from all
     </Limit>

    Then I tried this:

    # ALLOW USER BY IP
    <Limit GET POST>
     order deny,allow
     deny from all
     allow from 1.2.3.4
     </Limit>

    (Obviously, my IP address is not actually 1.2.3.4!)

    Both of these locked me out -- 403 Forbidden. What am I doing wrong? (Yes, I did double-check my IP address.)

    Thanks!

  2. Dave Naylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I use:

    order deny,allow
    deny from all
    allow from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    allow from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    
    ErrorDocument 403 "<center><h2>Access Denied</h2></center>"
  3. Ate Up With Motor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    See, I tried that as well (without the custom ErrorDocument) and it still locks me out.

  4. Dave Naylor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you see the server logs at your host. I'd check to see what's happening and also confirm your IP address.

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