Installation

When you sign up you will be provided with a unique username and password and a connection string that you can use when configuring your proxy service in your application:  

http://username:password@static.quotaguard.com:9293 


All requests that you make via this proxy will appear to the destination server to originate from one of the two static IPs you will be assigned when you sign up.

We recommend you store the connection string in an environment variable QUOTAGUARD_URL. If you have signed up via the add-ons platform on Heroku or cloudControl, this variable will be automatically set in your production environment.


Integration

Python offers many different ways to make HTTP calls but for API requests we recommend the requests library. It allows you to specify an authenticated proxy on a per request basis so you can pick and choose when to route through your static IP address. 

 

import requests
 import os
 proxies = {
 "http": os.environ['QUOTAGUARD_URL'],
 "https": os.environ['QUOTAGUARD_URL']
 }
 res = requests.get("http://ip.jsontest.com/", proxies=proxies)
 print res.text

 

Other libraries

 

We have examples for other common libraries as well, but if you can't find what you are looking for, just send us a support ticket and we'll get one sent to you. 


If you have questions, or if this solution doesn’t work or fit your use case, please reach out to us at Support so we can help figure it out with you.


Working with sensitive data, like HIPAA, Financial, or Personally Identifiable Information (PII)? 
    Then you will want to check out our QuotaGuard Shield solution, it's the same as QuotaGuard Static, but with stronger end to end security for your requests. We can also help migrate current Static customers to Shield for free, just reach out to us at Support to request assistance.