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Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I delete login attempts from the Django admin?

The delete permsission has been set to false for all users -- including superusers -- as an added security precaution. This is done so that, in the event that an attacker does make it into your admin, it will be harder to cover up their tracks if they had previously tried to break in through the honeypot.

Why is the IP address logged as 127.0.0.1?

Django-admin-honeypot pulls the users IP address from the REMOTE_ADDR request header. If your Django app is behind a load balancer or proxy web server, this may not be set and instead you will have an HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR header which contains the IP address in a comma-separated string.

The simple solution is to use a middleware to automatically set REMOTE_ADDR to the value of HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR, like so:

class RemoteAddrMiddleware(object):
    def process_request(self, request):
        if 'HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR' in request.META:
            ip = request.META['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'].split(',')[0].strip()
            request.META['REMOTE_ADDR'] = ip

See also: http://docs.webfaction.com/software/django/troubleshooting.html#accessing-remote-addr