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IP Address filtering is a way to secure access to OPS-COM through configuring the allowable IP address in various ways to narrow down , or open up access.

An IP address is an address used in order to uniquely identify a device on an IP network. To get your IP address visit whatismyip.net.

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Here is how you would configure the Allowed IP Addresses in OPS-COM.
Hover over the System Config menu and click on Edit Admin Users.

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Once in the Manage Administrator Users window, select the user you wish to edit.

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Here is the location of the IP configuration field.

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The level of access given to a specific user is usually role based and proportionate to their level of seniority or function within their specific organization.

Managers and directors for example, might require access from anywhere in the world essentially so they would have the single dot as the allowed IP Address, meaning they could literally log in from any network location internal or external to their specific network.
(This admin could log on from an internet cafe for example) Note: In some cases networks might be locked down or behind a firewall. Additional configuration on the part of your IT department may be required.

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Regular office workers on the other hand, would only require access from their specific network.
By entering the two fist octets, they could in that case log into OPS-COM from any computer in their local office provided that computer was on the same network. In our example: 10.32

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A part time employee or student worker may only use one specific computer to access OPS-COM, so again here is where you would specify the full IP address to control access. In our example 10.32.1.144

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It is even possible to configure a user for access from more than one computer, but still restricted to specific computers. To configure this access you must enter the entire IP address of the two or more computers. For example 10.32.1.144 and 10.32.1.154 could be two computers in an office setting. The two entries can be placed in the Allowed IP Address field listed on two separate lines as follows:

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It is also possible to allow access for an admin from two separate local area networks. For example: you may have a situation where an employee is working out of two locations on a campus, or in a municipal organization.

One building may be on the 10.32 network, while the other building or campus is on another. In that case you can configure the allowed IP addresses accordingly.
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How To Find Your IP

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