Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » Whitelist Hostname

  • Resolved Thomanji


    I have some issues that Wordfence is blocking my own IP. This happens on some front-end application that i have installed on sub-directories. I want to whitelist my IP. Of course this can be easily done in the Wordfence firewall. However I have a dynamic address that changes on average twice a week. However I have a DynamicDNS service that I am signed up for which has this little desktop app that sends the current IP address to the DynamicDNS, however it is translated into a hostname. So my issue would be resolved if I would be able to whitelist the hostname instead of the IP since the host name always points to the current IP. However, I cant figure out how or if I can do this in WordFence.
    Is this possible? does anyone have a suggestion or could tell me how to do this?
    I appreciate any feedback or discussion on this matter. Thanks for the help and stay safe everyone.

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  • Plugin Support WFAdam


    Hello @thomanji and thanks for reaching out to us!

    This is currently not a feature available in Wordfence. It was suggested a long time ago but we never had any other requests for it, so it never really caught any traction. I will submit your feature request to our devs. The more requests for this, the better the chances it gets implemented.

    You could also call your ISP and request a static IP. That way you could then whitelist your IP and have no issues. Another question I have is, why is your IP being blocked? If you check your Tools > Live Traffic when the block occurs, what is the reason?




    I’ve also checked multiple times to see if this was possible. It would be a great feature, and I don’t think it would be too difficult to implement.

    Once you convert the hostname to an IP the rest of the software should work as it does now. It’s just that one extra step in the process to do a lookup of the hostname to get the IP.

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