Get IP address of visitors using Flask for Python Get IP address of visitors using Flask for Python python python

Get IP address of visitors using Flask for Python


See the documentation on how to access the Request object and then get from this same Request object, the attribute remote_addr.

Code example

from flask import requestfrom flask import jsonify@app.route("/get_my_ip", methods=["GET"])def get_my_ip():    return jsonify({'ip': request.remote_addr}), 200

For more information see the Werkzeug documentation.


Proxies can make this a little tricky, make sure to check out ProxyFix (Flask docs) if you are using one. Take a look at request.environ in your particular environment. With nginx I will sometimes do something like this:

from flask import request   request.environ.get('HTTP_X_REAL_IP', request.remote_addr)   

When proxies, such as nginx, forward addresses, they typically include the original IP somewhere in the request headers.

Update See the flask-security implementation. Again, review the documentation about ProxyFix before implementing. Your solution may vary based on your particular environment.


Actually, what you will find is that when simply getting the following will get you the server's address:

request.remote_addr

If you want the clients IP address, then use the following:

request.environ['REMOTE_ADDR']


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