How to limit access to woocommerce rest api?

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by darion , in category: PHP CMS , 19 days ago

How to limit access to woocommerce rest api?

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by hal.littel , 19 days ago

@darion 

To limit access to the WooCommerce REST API, you can use the following methods:

  1. Use API keys: Generate unique API keys for each authorized user and require them to include their API key in the request headers for authentication. This can be done by creating API keys in the WooCommerce settings under the REST API tab.
  2. Use OAuth authentication: Set up OAuth authentication for the REST API to control access. This involves creating an OAuth application and providing client ID and client secret for authentication.
  3. Limit access to specific endpoints: You can restrict access to certain endpoints by configuring your website's firewall or using a plugin that allows you to control access to specific API endpoints.
  4. Whitelist IP addresses: Allow access to the WooCommerce REST API only from specific IP addresses that are authorized to access the API. This can be done by configuring your server settings or using a security plugin.
  5. Monitor and audit API requests: Keep track of API requests and monitor for any suspicious activity. This can help you identify and block unauthorized access to the API.


By implementing these methods, you can effectively limit access to the WooCommerce REST API and ensure that only authorized users can interact with your store's data.