If you’re traveling, you might not be able to see the IP address of your computer. But there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your information from an attack. These include knowing where you’re logged in from and whether it changes. You can also enable or disable automatic login via IP address on individual pages and password protected directories.
Internet Protocol address
Internet Protocol addresses, or IP addresses, are numbers that 192.168.0.1 are uniquely assigned to every computer connected to a network. IP addresses are 32-bits long in IPv4 and 128-bits long in IPv6. Because of the growing number of users on the Internet and the depletion of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 is being implemented and is being used to connect devices to the Internet.
IP addresses are used in Internet networks to address, deliver and route requests. Your computer’s IP address is unique around the world, and it is used to log into sites on the internet. The IP address is assigned to you by your internet service provider, who is responsible for assigning IP addresses. All internet activity travels through your ISP and is routed back to you.
Location of login
If you’re wondering where you’ve been logging into your account, you should look at the IP address. You may be surprised to see that you’ve been in a different country than you thought. It’s possible that you’ve used a VPN or proxy to access your account, and that makes your IP address look different from the one you’re logging in from.
Changes in IP address when traveling
Your IP address is a digital signature of your connection to the internet. It is assigned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and is similar to your home address or unique ID number. A single IP address can belong to dozens of devices. When you travel, you will often have different IP addresses than when you’re at home.
You can use your IP address to troubleshoot problems with Wi-Fi networks or other internet services. Changing your IP address can also help you access content restricted in your country of residence or navigate through regional blocks. Changing your IP address is easy to do, but make sure you understand what type of IP address you have. Knowing this information can help you resolve connectivity issues and enjoy your favorite online content while on vacation.
Enable or disable automatic login via IP address on individual Pages and Password Protected Directories
In order to enable or disable automatic login via IP address for individual pages and directories, you need to configure the page authentication source. You can choose to use an Active Directory or a SAML IdP as your authentication source. Changing the authentication source settings will disable any previously enabled sources and enable the one you want.
Specify up to 5 static IP addresses that may access your account
The IP Access Lock feature enables you to specify up to 5 different IP addresses that may access your account. This feature limits access to your account to trusted networks and prevents unauthorized access to public networks. This feature works only with static IP addresses, so if you have a dynamic IP address, you cannot use it. Contact your internet service provider for more information.
A static IP address is a unique, fixed address that is assigned to your computer or other device. It stays the same over time and is remembered by websites and external devices. It is not automatic, so you must manually configure the IP address on your equipment. Static IPv4 prefixes are available in blocks of one, five, or thirteen. For IPv6, you can order a /56, which provides several million addresses.