This function is used in Python Scripting.

Description

Returns the Client's IP address, as it is detected by the Gateway. This means that this call will communicate with the Gateway, and the Gateway will tell the Client what IP address its incoming traffic is coming from. If you have a client behind a Network Address Translation (NAT) router, then this address will be the Wide Area Network (WAN) address of the router instead of the Local Area Network (LAN) address of the Client, which is what you'd get with system.net.getIpAddress.

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.

Syntax

system.net.getExternalIpAddress()

  • Parameters

Nothing

  • Returns

String - A text representation of the Client's IP address, as detected by the Gateway.

  • Scope

Vision Client

Code Examples
Code Snippet
# Put this script on a navigation button to restrict users from opening a specific page.
 
ip = system.net.getExternalIpAddress()
# check if this matches the CEO's IP address
if ip == "66.102.7.104":
   system.nav.swapTo("CEO Dashboard")
else:
   system.nav.swapTo("Manager Dashboard")
Keywords

system net getExternalIpAddress, net.getExternalIpAddress