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Setting IP Filters

Setting IP Filters

IP access lists filter traffic to your ClickHouse services by specifying which source addresses are permitted to connect to your ClickHouse service. The lists are configurable for each service. Lists can be configured during the deployment of a service, or afterward. If you do not configure an IP access list during provisioning, or if you want to make changes to your initial list, then you can make those changes by selecting the service and then the Security tab.


If you skip the creation of the IP Access List for a ClickHouse Cloud service then no traffic will be permitted to the service.


Before you begin, collect the IP Addresses or ranges that should be added to the access list. Take into consideration remote workers, on-call locations, VPNs, etc. The IP Access List user interface accepts individual addresses and CIDR notation.

Classless Inter-domain Routing (CIDR) notation, allows you to specify IP Address ranges smaller than the traditional Class A, B, or C (8, 6, or 24) subnet mask sizes. ARIN and several other organizations provide CIDR calculators if you need one, and if you would like more information on CIDR notation, please see the Classless Inter-domain Routing (CIDR) RFC.

Create or modify an IP Access List

From your ClickHouse Cloud services list select the service and then select Settings. This will show the existing IP Access List, which may be set to:

  • Allow incoming traffic from anywhere to the service
  • Allow access from specific locations to the service
  • Deny all access to the service

This screenshot shows an access list which allows traffic from a range of IP Addresses, described as "NY Office range":

Existing access list

Possible actions

  1. To add an additional entry you can use + Add entry

    This example adds a single IP address, with a description of London server:

    Add a single IP to access list

  2. Delete an existing entry

    Clicking the trash can deletes an entry

  3. Edit an existing entry

    Clicking the pencil icon allows editing an entry

  4. Switch to allow access from Anywhere

    This is not recommended, but it is allowed. We recommend that you expose an application built on top of ClickHouse to the public and restrict access to the back-end ClickHouse Cloud service.


Once you create your filter confirm connectivity from within the range, and confirm that connections from outside the permitted range are denied. A simple curl command can be used to verify:

Attempt rejected from outside the allow list
curl https://<HOSTNAME>
curl: (35) error:02FFF036:system library:func(4095):Connection reset by peer


curl: (35) LibreSSL SSL_connect: SSL_ERROR_SYSCALL in connection to
Attempt permitted from inside the allow list
curl https://<HOSTNAME>

Importing and exporting filters

From the Security tab you can also share (import or export) your filters.

No traffic permitted


If you import filters they will be appended to the existing filter list.

Here is an example of an exported filter list:

"addresses": [
"address": "",
"description": "Home IP"

If you do not configure an IP Access List, then there will be no access to your ClickHouse Cloud service.


  • Currently, IP Access Lists support only IPv4