Blocks access to the Django admin pages unless requests come from specific IP addresses
Django Admin Restrict
django-adminrestrict enables you to block access to the Django admin pages unless requests come from specific IP addresses.
django-adminrestrict requires Django 1.4 or later. The application is intended improve the security around the Django admin login pages.
Download and install django-adminrestrict using one of the following methods:
You can install the latest stable package running this command:
$ pip install django-adminrestrict
You can install the latest stable package running:
$ easy_install django-adminrestrict
You can contribute to this project forking it from github and sending pull requests.
First of all, you must add this project to your list of INSTALLED_APPS in settings.py:
INSTALLED_APPS = ( 'django.contrib.admin', 'django.contrib.auth', 'django.contrib.contenttypes', 'django.contrib.sessions', 'django.contrib.sites', ... 'adminrestrict', ... )
Next, install the FailedLoginMiddleware middleware:
MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = ( 'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware', 'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware', 'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware', 'adminrestrict.middleware.AdminPagesRestrictMiddleware', )
Create the appropriate tables in your database that are necessary for operation.
For django(<1.7), run python manage.py syncdb.
For django(>=1.7), run python manage.py makemigrations adminrestrict; python manage.py migrate.
IMPORTANT: When the package is configured in your project, an empty table called AllowedIP will be created in your database. If this table is empty or has one record with a “*” the package will not restrict any IPs. If you want to add specific restrictions please go to the next section.
Using django-adminrestrict is extremely simple. Once you install the application and the middleware, all you need to do is update the allowed IP addresses AllowedIP section of the admin pages.
Adding allowed IP addresses
Login to the admin pages and browse to the Adminrestrict app, and start creating recorded in the AllowedIP table. Just type in the IP addresses and save records.
Adding allowed IP addresses with wildcards
Create a AllowedIP entries ending with a “*” to any IPs that start with the specified patterh. For example, adding 192.* would allow addreses starting matching 192.*.*.* to login to the admin pages.
Adding * to disable all restrictions
Create a single AllowedIP record with “*” as the IP address, to temporarily disable restrictions. In this way, you do not have to modify settings.py and remove the middleware if you need to disable.
Having at least one AllowedIP record with * as the IP address effectively disables all restrictions.
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