User Access Restrictions allow you to restrict who can view or share your content based on IP address or geographic location, and/or by the website linking to your content.
IP Restrictions allows you to enable access to content based on a customizable list of IP addresses.
This allows you to determine whether the listed IPs should be allowed or denied access to content.
The list of IP addresses allowed or denied access to content.
Geographic Restrictions lets you allow users to access your content based on the country they're requesting from.
Geographic Restrictions are most often used by streaming video providers interested in restricting access to their content in particular markets. Blocking users in this way is also known as "geo-blocking."
Which IP addresses get monitored is determined by the values, or Region Codes, specific to the region you’d like to target. The values you may enter are those that are supported by the MaxMind® GeoIP database. For more info on how to convert region names to codes, visit the MaxMind FAQ page.
Choose which type of region code you would like to use.
Roughly 95% of all users restrict content based on Country Code. You may find other Region Types to be useful depending on your specific use case.
The list of regions allowed to access content when the Geographic Restrictions policy is enabled.
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common Region Codes used.
List of US and Canada ISO 3166-2 Subcountry Codes
List of ISO 3166 Country Codes
HTTP Referer Restrictions let you restrict access to content based on a customizable list of websites or domains, or "referrers."
By enabling Referrer Restrictions you can prevent your content from being distributed by unauthorized websites using hotlinking or deep linking methods. Websites that are not listed in this policy will be denied access to the content cached at this location.
Determines whether the listed websites should be allowed access to content.
The list of websites allowed to access content when the Referrer Restrictions policy is enabled.
User Access Override
You can use this feature to override existing restrictions and allow specific traffic to access your content.
For example, if you used the Geographic Restrictions screen to restrict access to a certain Geography, then you can use this screen to make a special rule and allow a specific IP address to access your content.
Note: The configurations on this screen will override current restrictions in the Geographic Restrictions, the IP Address Restrictions, and the Referrer Restrictions screens.
Note: You can configure IP addresses and IP CIDR Blocks.
Note: While you can enter a non-routable IP address, it will be filtered from the list. Review the following list of non-routable IP addresses:
- 10.0.0.0/8 IP addresses: 10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255
- 172.16.0.0/12 IP addresses: 172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255
- 192.168.0.0/16 IP addresses: 192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255
- IPv6: fc00::/7