Privacy and record settings

Anonymize IP address

In GDPR, IP address is regarded as personal information. When this option is enabled, the end of IP address is masked with *** on recording so that the individuals can not be identifiable by itself.

Do not send IP address to external APIs

Data Processing Agreement (DPA) is required regarding any relationship where one party transfer personal data from European Economic Area to another party in other countries. When this option is enabled, the obtained IP address shall not be sent to the external geolocation APIs.

Record “Statistics of validation”

Statistical data such as Blocked, Blocked by countries, Blocked per day, Blocked by type of IP address, Average response time of each API and display graphically on “Statistics” screen.

Statistics of validation

Record “IP address cache”

This plugin executes the validation by associating an IP address with its country code, host name and login failure count. If you enable this option, you can keep them in cache for a certain period of time to avoid duplicate searches of country codes and host names. This can reduce server load and perform the validation at high speed.

Statistics in IP address cache

Record “Validation logs”

This option enables you to view the history of validation results on “Logs” screen.

Validation logs

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Interval [sec] to cleanup expired entries of IP address

This option specifies the period to remove the expired entries in the IP address cache and verification log. The default is 900 seconds (15 minutes).

Remove all settings and records at uninstallation

When uninstalling, it removes all the data including the recorded IP addresses from the database as well as setting of this plugin.

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