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RegisterAlertEndpoint Security

Hello,
Is there any way to secure the RegisterAlertEndpoint callbacks and validated it as a FlightXML call? like some fixed IP or some HTTP Header?

thank you

One method is to call RegisterAlertEndpoint with a URL on your server that contains a parameter with a secret token, and ensure your endpoint is checking that value. For example: https://myserver.example.com/path/handler.cgi?secretkey=abc123

Using https instead of http is also generally recommended.

You can also verify that that remote IP address of the POST is from one of our server IP blocks:

  • 70.42.6.128/25
  • 206.123.125.0/25
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Great idea, thanks for the answer