[resolved] Whitelist (8 posts)

  1. athalas
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is there any way to currently whitelist an IP address, we are seeing the 'has been flagged for potential security violations' error on one of our IP's that is shared with a few administrators.


  2. Sam Hotchkiss
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Are you wanting to whitelist an IP for a single site? If so, there's no way to do that in the dashboard, but I'm happy to send over a code snippet that you can use to make that change until we can add a dashboard option.

    I'd be curious to know why one of your IPs has been blacklisted-- can you email the IP to me? sam at hotchkissconsulting

  3. danfinney
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I just sent you a request to whitelist an IP address for us. This would be a great option for BruteProtect to have this in the dashboard. However, I think you should make it only whitelist for that specific website, otherwise this will provide a back door for intruders to whitelist their own IPs.

  4. danfinney
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I sent you an email about some problems we were having with being locked out of a site. Did you receive it?

  5. accooke
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I also need to whitelist my IP for my sites after being locked out. Please help?

  6. Sam Hotchkiss
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    We're adding an easy interface for this, but in the meantime, you can edit your bruteprotect.php file, look for line 62, which is currently:

    if($ip == '') {

    and change it to:

    if($ip == '' || $ip == 'ip_to_whitelist') {

    so if your IP is, you would make it:

    if($ip == '' || $ip == '') {

    Hope this helps!

  7. Emma Edgar
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Everybody,

    Just something to be aware of, if you are using Google Page Speed (a caching service) on a site and BruteProtect, there may be some issues.

    My company got a note from a client saying that he was being blocked from logging into his site. When everyone in the office tried logging in, we got the same error message with the same blocked IP. The IP ( was from Mountain View, CA, Google Inc.

    That's when we realized that the client had asked for us to use Google Page Speed on his site a few months ago. We think Google Page Speed, for some reason, tried to login to the admin area to cache it.

    Any thoughts?


  8. impro3000
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm receiving the same error while logging in as admin.

    Besides using the site as an admin, I have hundreds of members who login to the site as subscribers... don't know if any of them are recieving the same error.

    My hosting company is Liquid Web http://liquidweb.com.

    Any ideas on this? Am I better off just not to use the plugin?


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