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Dynamic blacklisting library using redis.

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BlackRed is a dynamic blacklisting library using Redis as a fast and reliable storage backend.

How does it work?

Example: A user tries to log on a system and fails because of bad credentials or an inactivated account. This failure can be recorded with BlackRed. After three failures within a certain time the account gets locked for an extended period of time. This limits brute force attacks. All time periods are configurable.

In a desktop application you would record the username in question with BlackRed. In a web environment, the requester’s IP address would be the perfect.

In the redis database, two lists are kept: A watchlist that records the failures, and the blacklist that contains blocked items.


Copyright 2015 Juergen Edelbluth

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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