To control the source of access to your business resources, you can use the IP blocklist/allowlist feature in Tencent Cloud CDN.
By configuring an access control policy on IPs of user requests, you can effectively control the source of access, preventing hotlinking by malicious IPs, attacks, etc.
Log in to the CDN console, select Domain Management on the left sidebar, and click Manage on the right of a domain name to enter its configuration page. Open the Access Control tab to find the IP Blocklist/Allowlist Configuration section. The On/Off switch is toggled off by default.
To enable the IP blocklist/allowlist configuration, toggle on the On/Off switch. If you enable the IP blocklist/allowlist configuration for the first time and no rule is available, the Add Rule page pops up. The IP blocklist/allowlist configuration takes effect based on the priorities of the rules that you add. The rule at the bottom of the rule list has the highest priority.
If your acceleration domain name is configured for global acceleration, the IP blocklist/allowlist configuration takes effect globally. This configuration does not distinguish between requests from regions in and outside the Chinese mainland.
In the IP Blocklist/Allowlist Configuration section, click Add Rule to add an IP blocklist/allowlist rule.
If a client IP matches an IP or IP range in the blocklist, the accessed CDN node will directly return a 403 status code.
If a client IP does not match any IP or IP range in the allowlist, the accessed CDN node will directly return a 403 status code.
To adjust the priority of a rule, click Adjust priority above the rule list. Then, click the upward or downward arrow on the right of the rule in the Operation column to adjust its priority, as shown in the following figure. If you click the upward arrow, the rule moves up one row. If you click the downward arrow, the rule moves down one row. After you adjust the priority of the rule, click Save.
The lower a rule is in the rule list, the higher its priority.
To delete a rule, click Delete on the right of the rule in the Operation column. In the pop-up window, click OK to confirm the deletion. The rule is permanently deleted.
To disable the IP blocklist/allowlist configuration, toggle off the On/Off switch. After the IP blocklist/allowlist configuration is disabled, you can still modify IP blocklist/allowlist rules. However, the modified rules are not immediately published to the production environment. The rules take effect only when you enable the IP blocklist/allowlist configuration.
If the IP blocklist/allowlist configuration of the domain name
www.test.com is as follows:
Then the actual access will be as follows:
https://www.test.com/test/vod.mp4, the blocklist rule at the bottom of the rule list is matched. In this case, the access request is denied, and a 403 status code is returned.
https://www.test.com/test/vod.mp4, the blocklist rule is not matched because the IP is not specified in the blocklist rule. The allowlist rule that is configured for the access resource allows access requests only from IP 22.214.171.124. In this case, the access request is denied due to an IP mismatch, and a 403 status code is returned.
https://www.test.com/vod.mp4, the allowlist rule instead of the blocklist rule is matched. In this case, the access request is allowed, and the user can access the resource as expected.
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