This snippet shows you how to use haproxy to restrict certain URLs to certain IP addresses. For example, to make sure your admin interface can only be accessed from your company IP address.
This snippet was tested on haproxy 1.5.
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This example restricts access to the
/helpdesk URL’s. It only allows access from the IP addresses
126.96.36.199. Any other IP addresses will get the standard haproxy 403 forbidden error.
ACL for URL’s
It uses the acl option. If the requested path begins with either
/helpdesk haproxy sets the
restricted_page acl. haproxy also looks at the requesting source IP address. If that matches any of the two IP addresses, it sets the
network_allowed acl. If the
allowed_network acl is set and the
restricted_page is also set, it allows a visitor to go to the page. If the
restricted_page acl is set but the
allowed_network is not, haproxy will serve a 403 error, thus, disallowing access to that specific URL.
Note that you can use IP addresses but also networks in the
src acl. Both
frontend example-frontend [...] acl network_allowed src 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 acl restricted_page path_beg /admin acl restricted_page path_beg /helpdesk block if restricted_page !network_allowed [...]
To use a specific file as error page, use the following config in the defaults section:
defaults [...] errorfile 400 /etc/haproxy/errors/400.http errorfile 403 /etc/haproxy/errors/403.http errorfile 408 /etc/haproxy/errors/408.http errorfile 500 /etc/haproxy/errors/500.http errorfile 502 /etc/haproxy/errors/502.http errorfile 503 /etc/haproxy/errors/503.http errorfile 504 /etc/haproxy/errors/504.http
http files are regular HTML files with a HTTP response on top, like so:
HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden Cache-Control: no-cache Connection: close Content-Type: text/html <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html><head> <title>403 Forbidden</title> </head><body> <h1>Forbidden</h1> <p>You don't have permission to access this area on this server.</p> <hr> <address>Apache/2.4.12 (Ubuntu) Server at example.org Port 443</address> </body></html>
This is the default apache error page.
ACL for TCP backends
** update 2017-01-09 **
If you have a non-http service you want to restrict to a few IP’s you can use an ACL together with the
tcp-request connection reject optio. Here below is a simple example for a MySQL service. Do note that this also works in a
listen mysql bind 220.127.116.11:3306 mode tcp acl network_allowed src 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124/27 tcp-request connection reject if !network_allowed server mysqlvip 10.0.0.30:3306