Kenc.AbuseIPDB 0.3.602.2

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Install-Package Kenc.AbuseIPDB -Version 0.3.602.2
dotnet add package Kenc.AbuseIPDB --version 0.3.602.2
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Wrapper around API for .net

Getting started

PM> Install-Package Kenc.AbuseIPDB

Kenc.AbuseIPDb is built with dependency-injection as a first-class-citizen. As a result, there's a helper function to register the library including pointing to the configuration section, if IConfiguration is being utilized.


with the configuration section "AbuseIPDB" having the following settings:

  "AbuseIPDB": {
    "APIKey": "<APIKey>",
    "APIEndpoint": ""

Note: Don't embed your API key with your source code, load it from keyvault or another secure storage.

Using the client

With the client registered with dependency injection, add IAbuseIPDBClient abuseIPDBClient to your constructor, eg:

private readonly ILogger<HomeController> _logger;
private readonly IAbuseIPDBClient _abuseIPDBClient;
private readonly IHttpContextAccessor _httpContextAccessor;

public HomeController(ILogger<HomeController> logger, IAbuseIPDBClient abuseIPDBClient, IHttpContextAccessor httpContextAccessor)
    _logger = logger;
    _abuseIPDBClient = abuseIPDBClient ?? throw new ArgumentNullException(nameof(abuseIPDBClient));
    _httpContextAccessor = httpContextAccessor ?? throw new ArgumentNullException(nameof(httpContextAccessor));

In an MVC app, to check for an abusive IP:

public async Task<IActionResult> PostComment(CommentModel comment)
    var ip = _httpContextAccessor.HttpContext.Features.Get<IHttpConnectionFeature>()?.RemoteIpAddress;
        var cancellationTokenSource = new CancellationTokenSource(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30));
        (Check abuseCheck, _) = await _abuseIPDBClient.CheckAsync(ip.ToString(), 90, false, cancellationTokenSource.Token);

        if (abuseCheck.AbuseConfidenceScore > 70)
            _logger.LogWarning($"{nameof(HomeController)} refused comment by {ip} due to high abuse confidence score.");
            var error = new ErrorModel
                Title = "Bad Request.",
                Detail = "User IP is blocked due to abuse.",
                Instance = $"/comment/{Activity.Current?.Id ?? httpContextAccessor.HttpContext.TraceIdentifier}",
                Status = 400,
                Type = "/comment/abusiveip"

            // return a 400 with the error information
            return Unauthorized(error);
    catch (OperationCanceledException)
        _logger.LogError($"{nameof(HomeController)}: Failed to check AbuseIPDb within configured timeout.");
    catch (ApiException abuseIPException)
        _logger.LogError($"{nameof(HomeController)}: Caught error with AbuseIPDB: {abuseIPException.Message}");

Cached client

In case you have a website with a significant amount of traffic, or where users are expected to send multiple requests, consider using the cached IAbuseIPDBClient. This adds a memory cache in-front, so only a single lookup per IP/block is made.

PM> Install-Package Kenc.AbuseIPDB

Register it with dependency injection using:

services.AddAbuseIPDBClientCache(Configuration.GetSection("AbuseIPDB"), Configuration.GetSection("AbuseIPDBCache"));

The configuration section can be used to configure for how long values are cached.

Name Default
CheckCacheLifetime 1 hour
CheckBlockCacheLifetime 1 hour
BlackListCacheLifetime 24 hours

Configuration values are deserialized into TimeSpan. By default these follow ISO 8601 durations

The following sets the configurations to keep Check() responses for 1 minute, CheckBlock() responses for 2 hours and 30 minutes and lastly BlackList() checks for 36 hours.

    "AbuseIPDBCache": {
        "CheckCacheLifetime": "PT1M",
        "CheckBlockCacheLifetime": "PT2H30M",
        "BlackListCacheLifetime": "PT36H"

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