One of the first things that we ask from our users after they create their Hackmetrix
account is to whitelist our IP addresses in their firewall rules.
Because Hackmetrix simulates attacks on your site or app in order to report vulnerabilities and show you how to fix them, it works best if your firewall lets us do our thing.
Now, since we’ve gotten a few questions as to how and why do this, we wrote this article to explain what whitelisting means, and the step by step instructions to do it in 3 of the most popular services for developers: AWS, DigitalOcean, and Cloudflare.
Let’s dive in!
What is the Whitelisting?
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A firewall whitelist is a set of configurations that let you specify which IPs can have access to your platform, allowing even suspicious behavior, but keeping your security configurations with any other addresses that are not on that whitelist.