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IPinfo IPinfo Django Client Library

This is the official Django client library for the IP address API, allowing you to look up your own IP address, or get any of the following details for an IP:

  • IP to geolocation (city, region, country, postal code, latitude, and longitude)
  • IP to ASN (ISP or network operator, associated domain name, and type, such as business, hosting, or company)
  • IP to Company (the name and domain of the business that uses the IP address)
  • IP to Carrier (the name of the mobile carrier and MNC and MCC for that carrier if the IP is used exclusively for mobile traffic)

Check all the data we have for your IP address here.

Getting Started

You'll need an IPinfo API access token, which you can get by signing up for a free account at

The free plan is limited to 50,000 requests per month, and doesn't include some of the data fields such as IP type and company data. To enable all the data fields and additional request volumes see


pip install ipinfo_django


Once configured, ipinfo_django will make IP address data accessible within Django's HttpRequest object. The following view from the file:

from django.http import HttpResponse

def location(request):
    response_string = 'The IP address {} is located at the coordinates {}, which is in the city {}.'.format(

    return HttpResponse(response_string)

will return the following as an HttpResponse object:

'The IP address is located at the coordinates 37.8342,-122.2900, which is in the city Emeryville.'

To get the details of a user-defined IP, we will import the ipinfo package directly to the file:

from django.shortcuts import render
from django.http import HttpResponse
from django.conf import settings
import ipinfo

def get_ip_details(ip_address=None):
	ipinfo_token = getattr(settings, "IPINFO_TOKEN", None)
	ipinfo_settings = getattr(settings, "IPINFO_SETTINGS", {})
	ip_data = ipinfo.getHandler(ipinfo_token, **ipinfo_settings)
	ip_data = ip_data.getDetails(ip_address)
	return ip_data

def location(request):
	ip_data = get_ip_details('')
	response_string = 'The IP address {} is located at the coordinates {}, which is in the city {}.'.format(ip_data.ip,ip_data.loc,
	return HttpResponse(response_string)

The above code will print the IP details provided. We can use GET and POST methods to get the details of user-defined IP

'The IP address is located at the coordinates 47.6104,-122.2007, which is in the city Bellevue.'


Setup can be accomplished in three steps:

  1. Install with pip
pip install ipinfo_django
  1. Add 'ipinfo_django.middleware.IPinfoMiddleware' to settings.MIDDLEWARE in
  1. Optionally, configure with custom settings in
IPINFO_TOKEN = '123456789abc'
  'cache_options': {
      'maxsize': 128
  'countries_file': 'custom_countries.json'
IPINFO_FILTER = lambda request: request.scheme == 'http'
IPINFO_IP_SELECTOR = my_custom_ip_selector_implementation

Async support

'ipinfo_django.middleware.IPinfoAsyncMiddleware' can be used under ASGI. This is an async-only middleware that works only when placed in an async middleware chain, that is, a chain of Django middleware which are both async and async capable. For example:


See asynchronous-support for more.

Details Data

HttpRequest.ipinfo is a Details object that contains all fields listed IPinfo developer docs with a few minor additions. Properties can be accessed directly.

>>> request.ipinfo.hostname

Country Name

HttpRequest.ipinfo.country_name will return the country name, as supplied by the countries.json file. See below for instructions on changing that file for use with non-English languages. will still return country code.

>>> request.ipinfo.country_name
United States

IP Address

HttpRequest.ipinfo.ip will return an IP string.

>>> request.ipinfo.ip
>>> type(request.ipinfo.ip)
<class 'str'>

Longitude and Latitude

HttpRequest.ipinfo.latitude and HttpRequest.ipinfo.longitude will return latitude and longitude, respectively, as strings. HttpRequest.ipinfo.loc will still return a composite string of both values.

>>> request.ipinfo.loc
>>> request.ipinfo.latitude
>>> request.ipinfo.longitude

Accessing all properties

HttpRequest.ipinfo.all will return all details data as a dictionary.

>>> request.ipinfo.all
'asn': {  'asn': 'AS20001',
           'domain': '',
           'name': 'Time Warner Cable Internet LLC',
           'route': '',
           'type': 'isp'},
'city': 'Los Angeles',
'company': {   'domain': '',
               'name': 'Time Warner Cable Internet LLC',
               'type': 'isp'},
'country': 'US',
'country_name': 'United States',
'hostname': '',
'ip': '',
'loc': '34.0293,-118.3570',
'latitude': '34.0293',
'longitude': '-118.3570',
'phone': '323',
'postal': '90016',
'region': 'California'


The IPinfo library can be authenticated with your IPinfo API token, which is set in the file. It also works without an authentication token, but in a more limited capacity. From

IPINFO_TOKEN = '123456789abc'


In-memory caching of details data is provided by default via the cachetools <>_ library. This uses an LRU (least recently used) cache with a TTL (time to live) by default. This means that values will be cached for the specified duration; if the cache's max size is reached, cache values will be invalidated as necessary, starting with the oldest cached value.

Modifying cache options

Cache behavior can be modified by setting the cache_options key in settings.IPINFO_SETTINGS. cache_options is a dictionary in which the keys are keyword arguments specified in the cachetools library. The nesting of keyword arguments is to prevent name collisions between this library and its dependencies.

  • Default maximum cache size: 4096 (multiples of 2 are recommended to increase efficiency)
  • Default TTL: 24 hours (in seconds)


    'cache_options': {
        'ttl': 30,
        'maxsize': 128

Using a different cache

It's possible to use a custom cache by creating a child class of the CacheInterface class and setting the cache value in settings.IPINFO_SETTINGS. FYI this is known as the Strategy Pattern.


IPINFO_SETTINGS = {'cache': my_fancy_custom_cache_object}


When looking up an IP address, the response object includes a details.country_name attribute which includes the country name based on American English. It is possible to return the country name in other languages by setting the countries_file keyword argument in

The file must be a .json file with the following structure:

    "BD": "Bangladesh",
    "BE": "Belgium",
    "BF": "Burkina Faso",
    "BG": "Bulgaria"
    // …


IPINFO_SETTINGS = {'countries_file': 'custom_countries.json'}


By default, ipinfo_django filters out requests that have bot or spider in the user-agent. Instead of looking up IP address data for these requests, the HttpRequest.ipinfo attribute is set to None. This is to prevent you from unnecessarily using up requests on non-user traffic. This behavior can be switched off by modifying the settings.IPINFO_FILTER object in

To turn off filtering:


To set your own filtering rules, thereby replacing the default filter, you can set settings.IPINFO_FILTER to your own, custom callable function which satisfies the following rules:

  • Accepts one request.
  • Returns True to filter out, False to allow lookup

To use your own filter rules:

IPINFO_FILTER = lambda request: request.scheme == 'http'

IP Selection Mechanism

By default, the IP is used by ignoring the reverse proxies depending on whether we are behind a reverse proxy or not.

Since the desired IP by your system may be in other locations, the IP selection mechanism is configurable and some alternative built-in options are available.

Using built-in IP selectors

  • Default IP Selector
  • Client IP Selector
Default IP selector

A DefaultIPSelector object is used by default if no IP selection mechanism is provided. It selects an IP address by trying to extract it from the X-Forwarded-For header. It will default to the source IP on the request if the header doesn't exist.

This selector can be set explicitly by setting the IPINFO_IP_SELECTOR in file.

from ipinfo_django.ip_selector.default import DefaultIPSelector

IPINFO_IP_SELECTOR = DefaultIPSelector()
Client IP selector

A ClientIPSelector returns the client IP address from the incoming request.

This selector can be set by setting the IPINFO_IP_SELECTOR in settings.pyfile.

from ipinfo_django.ip_selector.remote_client import ClientIPSelector


Using a custom IP selector

In case a custom IP selector is required, you may implement the IPSelectorInterface and pass the instance to IPINFO_IP_SELECTOR in file.

For example:

IPINFO_IP_SELECTOR = my_custom_ip_selector_implementation


If there's an error while making a request to IPinfo (e.g. your token was rate limited, there was a network issue, etc.), then the traceback will be logged using the built-in Python logger, and HttpRequest.ipinfo will be None.

Local development and testing

To test the project locally, install Tox in your Python virtual environment:

pip install tox

Then, run Tox:


Other Libraries

There are official IPinfo client libraries available for many languages including PHP, Go, Java, Ruby, and many popular frameworks such as Django, Rails, and Laravel. There are also many third-party libraries and integrations available for our API.

About IPinfo

Founded in 2013, IPinfo prides itself on being the most reliable, accurate, and in-depth source of IP address data available anywhere. We process terabytes of data to produce our custom IP geolocation, company, carrier, VPN detection, hosted domains, and IP type data sets. Our API handles over 40 billion requests a month for businesses and developers.