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Feature 85: Geography-based restrictions for your app
April 3, 2015 by markpiller
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This may apply only to some apps, especially if your license agreement explicitly prohibits users from specific countries, or if perhaps you want to allow users only from a specific country. The feature lets you select the countries where users would not be allowed to consume the backend of your app. The feature relies on geo-decoding user’s IP address and we do our best to maintain the mapping between the IP addresses and the countries they are assigned to. If a country is selected as one where the APIs for your app should not be allowed, then any request a user from that country makes would be rejected. To configure geography-based restrictions:

  1. Login to Backendless console, select your app and click the Users icon.
  2. Click the Security and Restrictions menu.
  3. Start typing the name of a country to restrict access for in the Geographical Restrictions drop-down list.
  4. Console will show any matches using an “intelli-sense” style prompt:
    geo restriction - Feature 85: Geography-based restrictions for your app
  5. Select the countries using the corresponding checkboxes and click Apply. Any changes in the interface take immediate effect for the application.
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