How to Get a Heroku Static IP
By using a Heroku Static IP service like QuotaGuard Static or QuotaGuard Shield, you are provided with a load balanced set of static IP’s to route either inbound or outbound traffic through to your desired destination.
There is no server setup or ongoing maintenance required.
All you need to do is configure your app to direct your inbound or outbound traffic through our provided proxy server. We handle the high availability, the fail-over requirements, proxy maintenance, and the load balancing for you.
Both Heroku Static IP QuotaGuard products are available on the Heroku Add-Ons marketplace, where you can configure your QuotaGuard Static IP address to your app, in one click, with no need to change the core of your code.
Over the past few days, Michael and Tim troubleshooted my QGTunnel connection. Though the problem ended up being on my side, they were careful, understanding, and empathetic. They responded within 30 minutes of each email I sent, while I expected at least a couple of hours. Tim was even kind enough to go through my Heroku project to find potential bugs that could’ve caused my issue.
I’ll continue working with/recommending QuotaGuard to anyone using Heroku to connect to a DB with whitelisted IPs.
Tim S. – Data Scientist for IHeartJane.com
Heroku Static IP Addresses with High Availability and Load Balancing for
Inbound / Outbound HTTP/HTTPS/SOCKS5 Encrypted Connections
The primary benefit of using Heroku as your app platform is Heroku’s horizontal scalability, however, what if you need to :
- Add a firewall rule to your system so you can access protected resources, like databases or API’s?
- Access a third party’s API that only accepts traffic from specified IP addresses?
- Guarantee secure traffic for sensitive data, like HIPAA, Financial or other Personally Identifiable Information (PII), end to end from source to destination through a Static IP proxy?
Heroku does not provide Static IP addresses in the Common Runtime Environment. In Heroku Private Spaces, which costs thousands of dollars a month, Static IP’s are available, but they aren’t load balanced, run on dedicated proxies, or highly customizable.
To whitelist protected resources, access restricted databases, or integrate with 3rd party API’s, you are going to need to use a hosted Heroku Static IP provider, like QuotaGuard.
What is the Difference between
QuotaGuard Static and QuotaGuard Shield?
Heroku’s QuotaGuard Static IP solution routes your traffic through a pair of static IP addresses that never change. It should be used if you need your traffic to pass through a known IP address for the purpose of firewall ingress rules or application whitelisting with a third party.
QG Static uses HTTP and SOCKS5 for outbound service and SSL Termination for inbound service.
Heroku’s QuotaGuard Shield Static IP solution is HIPAA compliant and built to handle traffic that contains PII and other sensitive information. QG Shield routes your traffic through a pair of static IP addresses that never change with a higher level of security over QuotaGuard Static.
QG Shield uses HTTPS for outbound service and SSL Passthrough for inbound service. Like QuotaGuard Static, QuotaGuard Shield should be used if you need your traffic to pass through a known IP address for the purpose of firewall ingress rules or application whitelisting with a third party. Shield allows you to utilize Heroku’s ACM for your site or bring your own certificate, like from Let’s Encrypt.
Route your outbound Heroku Static IP traffic through a load balanced pair of static IP addresses via our proxy. This allows you to integrate with third parties that require a known IP for whitelisting or open your own firewall to allow secure traffic through.
Access your Heroku app via a secure route. Perfect for whitelisting your application in IP restricted networks. Supports SSL and custom domains.
Access IP restricted resources without making any code changes. We support a variety of TCP based protocols and programming stacks. We also offer optional TLS encryption, if desired.
We provide a load balanced pair of Heroku Static IP addresses so if one IP fails traffic will automatically route through your second IP with health checks and automated failover.
Instant provisioning and the choice of using our HTTP or SOCKS5 proxies.
Most languages require only a few lines of config code to start routing through your static IPs. Get up and running with our sample code in minutes.
What happens if your app gets more traffic and you exceed your current limit? Don’t worry! We’ll keep processing your requests. Somebody from our team will get in touch and discuss an upgrade plan whilst your app still sails smoothly along.
Dedicated IP addresses, if desired, are available for Enterprise plans and above.
Our proxies run in the US-East-1 (N. Virginia), US-West-1 (Oregon), EU-West-1 (Ireland), EU-Central-1 (Frankfurt), AP-Northeast-1 (Tokyo), AP-Southeast-1 (Sydney) and SA-East-1 (Sau Paulo) Amazon regions – so we can serve you best. You will automatically be provisioned to the proxy in your app region for ultra low latency.
Track your requests and usage in real time via our dashboard. We retain 12 months of data so you can monitor trends in your usage and plan accordingly.
Need to Upgrade? Don’t worry, your Heroku Static IP Addresses will never change when you need to change your usage plan.