ipinfo/ipinfolaravel

The official Laravel library for IPinfo, 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 and IP type data sets. Visit our developer docs at https://ipinfo.io/developers.

v1.0.0 2018-10-02 02:08 UTC

README

This is the official Laravel client library for the IPinfo.io IP address API, allowing you to lookup your own IP address, or get any of the following details for an IP:

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

Getting Started

You'll need an IPinfo API access token, which you can get by singing up for a free account at https://ipinfo.io/signup.

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 https://ipinfo.io/pricing.

Installation

composer require ipinfo/ipinfolaravel

Open your application's \app\Http\Kernel.php file and add the following to the Kernel::middleware property:

protected $middleware = [
  ...
  \ipinfo\ipinfolaravel\ipinfolaravel::class,
  ];

Quick Start

Route::get('/', function (Request $request) {
    $location_text = "The IP address {$request->ipinfo->ip} is located in the city of {$request->ipinfo->city}."

    return view('index', ['location' => $location_text]);
});

will return the following string to the index view:

"The IP address 216.239.36.21 is located in the city of Emeryville."

Authentication

The IPinfo library can be authenticated with your IPinfo API token. It also works without an authentication token, but in a more limited capacity. To set your access token, add the following to your app's \config\services.php file and replace {{access_token}} with your own token:

'ipinfo' => [
      'access_token' => {{access_token}},
  ],

To do this in a more secure manner and avoid putting secret keys in your codebase, create an IPINFO_SECRET (or similar) environment variable and access this value from within \config\services.php, like so:

'ipinfo' => [
      'access_token' => env('IPINFO_SECRET'),
  ],

Details Data

$request->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
cpe-104-175-221-247.socal.res.rr.com

Country Name

$request->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. $request->ipinfo->country will still return the country code.

>>> $request->ipinfo->country
US
>>> $request->ipinfo->country_name
United States

Accessing all properties

$request->ipinfo->all will return all details data as an array.

>>> $request->ipinfo->all
{
'asn': {  'asn': 'AS20001',
           'domain': 'twcable.com',
           'name': 'Time Warner Cable Internet LLC',
           'route': '104.172.0.0/14',
           'type': 'isp'},
'city': 'Los Angeles',
'company': {   'domain': 'twcable.com',
               'name': 'Time Warner Cable Internet LLC',
               'type': 'isp'},
'country': 'US',
'country_name': 'United States',
'hostname': 'cpe-104-175-221-247.socal.res.rr.com',
'ip': '104.175.221.247',
'ip_address': IPv4Address('104.175.221.247'),
'loc': '34.0293,-118.3570',
'latitude': '34.0293',
'longitude': '-118.3570',
'phone': '323',
'postal': '90016',
'region': 'California'
}

Caching

In-memory caching of Details data is provided by default via Laravel's file-based cache. LRU (least recently used) cache-invalidation functionality has been added to the default TTL (time to live). 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

Default cache TTL and maximum size can be changed by setting values in the $settings argument array.

  • Default maximum cache size: 4096 (multiples of 2 are recommended to increase efficiency)
  • Default TTL: 24 hours (in minutes)
'ipinfo' => [
    'cache_maxsize' => {{cache_maxsize}},
    'cache_ttl' => {{cache_ttl}},
],

Using a different cache

It is possible to use a custom cache by creating a child class of the CacheInterface class and setting the the cache config value in \config\services.php. FYI this is known as the Strategy Pattern.

'ipinfo' => [
    ...
    'cache' => new MyCustomCacheObject(),
],

Internationalization

When looking up an IP address, the response object includes a $request->ipinfo->country_name property which includes the country name based on American English. It is possible to return the country name in other languages by telling the library to read from a custom file. To define a custom file, add the following to your app's \config\services.php file and replace {{countries}} with your own file path.

'ipinfo' => [
    ...
    'countries_file' => {{countries}},
],

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

{
 {{country_code}}: {{country_name}},
 "BD": "Bangladesh",
 "BE": "Belgium",
 "BF": "Burkina Faso",
 "BG": "Bulgaria"
 ...
}

Filtering

By default, ipinfolaravel filters out requests that have bot or spider in the user-agent. Instead of looking up IP address data for these requests, the $request->ipinfo attribute is set to null. This is to prevent you from unnecessarily using up requests on non-user traffic. This behavior can be switched off by adding the following to your app's \config\services.php file.

'ipinfo' => [
      ...
      'filter' => false,
 ],

To set your own filtering rules, thereby replacing the default filter, you can set ipinfo.config 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 function:

'ipinfo' => [
      ...
      'filter' => $customFilterFunction,
],

Other Libraries

There are official IPinfo client libraries available for many languages including PHP, Python, 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 and IP type data sets. Our API handles over 12 billion requests a month for 100,000 businesses and developers.

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