If you want to harden the security on your Volusion store’s Admin by preventing non-approved IP addresses from accessing the back end of your store you can do so with the following steps:
*NOTE: Once completing the steps outlined in this article you will be unable to access the back end of your Volusion store unless accessing it from one of the “allowed” IP addresses you explicitly state during Step 3. If you access your store from multiple computers/devices be sure you include those devices’ IP addresses in Step 3 to avoid not being able to access the Admin of your Volusion store from those devices.
Navigate to ‘Settings > IP Firewall’ from the Dashboard of your Volusion store’s Admin.
Once at the ‘IP Firewall’ page click the ‘Add’ button in the top right of the screen.
You will be greeted with a page for adding a new IP Firewall Rule. To insure that you do not unintentionally block the IP address of the computer or device you are setting these IP Firewall Rules on, include the device’s IP address as your first IP Firewall Rule.
You can find your current device’s IP address in the grey area above the ‘Details’ section of the page as seen in the screenshot below indicated by the number ‘1’.
Copy the IP address indicated and place it in the ‘IP Range Begin’ and ‘IP Range End’ fields as indicated by the number ‘2’ in the screenshot below.
Insure that ‘Allow’ is selected from the ‘Allow Or Block’ drop down menu and check the box for ‘Applies To Admin Area Only’.
Then click ‘Save’ in the top right section of the screen.
*NOTE: You will repeat these steps for each of the IP addresses for the devices you would like to have access to your Volusion store’s Admin.
Once you have added all of the IP addresses for the devices you would like to allow to access your Volusion store’s Admin, click the three dot menu in the top right of the screen and then select ‘IP Firewall Settings’.
You should be greeted with the following pop up:
By default ‘Block IP Addresses to Admin’ will be unchecked. Check ‘Block IP Addresses to Admin’ and then click ‘Save’.
Once you have completed these steps only approved IP addresses configured in the above outlined steps will be able to access your Volusion store’s Admin!
“But what if I need to call in to Volusion Support and they need to access the backend of my Volusion store?”
Not to worry! Volusion’s internal IP addresses will still be able to access the Admin of your store even with these settings configured while all other IP addresses not set to “Allowed” by you will not.