End user IP address

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Article ID: 16188

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Products

CA Rapid App Security CA Advanced Authentication CA API Gateway

Issue/Introduction

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How do we get the end user IP address if CA Risk Authentication server is Load Balanced, we only get the Load Balancer IP address in this case?

Environment

Pre-production, Production

Resolution

Enable X-Forwarded-for parameter on the Load Balancer ( F5,VIP).

X-Forwarded-For

The X-Forwarded-For request header helps you identify the IP address of a client when you use an HTTP or HTTPS load balancer. Because load balancers intercept traffic between clients and servers, your server access logs contain only the IP address of the load balancer. To see the IP address of the client, use the X-Forwarded-For request header. Elastic Load Balancing stores the IP address of the client in the X-Forwarded-For request header and passes the header to your server.

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