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How to manage allowed IP addresses for Databases

Reviewed on 18 December 2023Published on 11 May 2019

Allowed IPs define remote access restrictions for your Database Instance. The default entry enables any host to establish a connection.

Before you start

To complete the actions presented below, you must have:

  • A Scaleway account logged into the console
  • Owner status or IAM permissions allowing you to perform actions in the intended Organization
  • A PostgreSQL or MySQL Database Instance

Allowed IP configuration is only available for public networks.

How to add an IP address

  1. Click PostgreSQL and MySQL in the Managed Databases section of the Scaleway console side menu. A list of your Database Instances displays.
  2. Click the database name or «See more Icon» > More info to access the database information page.
  3. Click Allowed IPs tab. A list of your allowed IP addresses displays.
  4. Click Add allowed IP. The IP can be a single IP or an IP block.

    The IP must be specified in CIDR format, i.e. for a single IP or for an IP block.

  5. Enter a single IP address or a subnetwork.

    To restore initial settings and allow connections from all IPs, add the following IP block to the list:

How to delete an IP address

  1. Go to your allowed IP address list.
  2. Click «See more Icon» and select Delete.
  3. A pop-up displays. Type DELETE to confirm.
  4. Click Delete allowed IP.
See also
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