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How to configure WordFence IP Settings for Onyx

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Background

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Wordfence needs to determine each visitor’s IP address to provide security functions on your website. For traditional website hosting environments the Wordfence default configuration will work just fine, however due to Onyx's internal routing it is a requirement to tweak one of the IP address settings. Failure to make this change will result in Wordfence reporting several Bruteforce attempts from Onyx's internal IP addresses, instead of that of the end-user. The change explained in this guide will alter the way Wordfence discovers the end-users IP address.

Fix: Adjust Wordfence configuration

To fix this we need to access the full options page within our WordPress Dashboard. Follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Onyx Portal
  2. Select the site you wish to clear the cache for
  3. Select WordPress Admin button on the left sidebar

Once inside the WordPress Dashboard follow these steps:

  1. Select Wordfence -> All Options from the left menu.
  2. Under Wordfence Global Options expand the General Wordfence Options item.
  3. Set How does Wordfence get IPs to Use the X-Forwarded-For HTTP header. Only use if you have a front-end proxy or spoofing may result.
  4. Click Save Changes at the top right of the page.

Wordfence will now detect the end-users IP address correctly. False-positives for Onyx's own IP addresses will now cease.