Require specific countries
You can use Cloudflare Access to require team members to connect to self-hosted or SaaS applications from a list of approved countries.
🗺️ This walkthrough covers how to:
- Create a list of approved countries where a team operates
- Require that users connecting to self-hosted or SaaS applications connect from those countries
⏲️ Time to complete:
Create an approved country list
Navigate to the
Groups page in the
My Teams section of the Cloudflare for Teams dashboard. Click
Add a Group.
Include rules work like
OR operators - anything in the list will meet the criteria. However, if you include values in the Require field, these work like
AND operators. Since you cannot connect from multiple countries at the same time, you must use a group to define a list of options that can be used inside of a
Require rule in the policy.
Add a Group. In the next page, select
Country from the
Include dropdown and add two or more countries.
Build or edit a policy
You can build this rule for SaaS or self-hosted applications. This example will add the requirement to an existing application, but you can also add it when creating a new application.
Choose an application and click
Select the existing rule and click
+ Add require. In the dropdown, select
Access groups. The existing groups will display and choose the name of the group with the approved countries list.
Cloudflare Access will follow the nesting of the group created. In this case, the
Require rule will require that all of the conditions be met - like an
AND operator. Since the group has multiple country options,because it was constructed with an
Include rule like an
OR operator, meeting at least one of them will be true and allow the user to proceed.