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#40052 Admin Tools WAF requiring user's IP

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Latest post by nicholas on Tuesday, 26 December 2023 02:33 CST



Is there a way to capture user's IP while they are registering it?


FYI, I see that Admin Tools WAF requires a User's IP Address to block a particular user in WAF, but I can't find a way in Admin Tools Component or Manage Users Component to find a user's IP.




Kabeer Khan
Auckland | New Zealand

Akeeba Staff

Yes, it is possible to log a user's IP when registering a user account by enabling the Save user sign-up IP in User Notes option under Configure WAF, Logging & Reporting.

That said, the vast majority of IP addresses are dynamic. After a few hours they are assigned to someone else. I don't see how what you want to do would have any positive impact to your site. If that user still has that IP address and see they are blocked… they will just restart their DSL/fibre modem to acquire a new IP address.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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