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Feature 85: Geography-based restrictions for your app
April 3, 2015 by markpiller

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:
  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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