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Whitelisting SignalFx Services

SignalFx is composed of a number of different services. For organizations with more stringent networking security policies around sending data to third parties, you can use one of the following mechanisms to ensure access to the SignalFx services:

If your policies require that you identify static IP addresses, then choose one of the first two options.

Use a simple http/https proxy

If you can get out to the WWW via proxy, then this is your simplest option. collectd supports communicating over an https proxy, as does the SignalFx Gateway (formerly called the metric proxy).

Use the SignalFx Gateway

You can run the SignalFx Gateway itself (formerly called the metric proxy) in a DMZ.

Allow URLs through proxy

Note about realms

A realm is a self-contained deployment of SignalFx in which your organization is hosted. Different realms have different API endpoints (e.g. the endpoint for sending data is ingest.us1.signalfx.com for the us1 realm, and ingest.eu0.signalfx.com for the eu0 realm).

Various statements in the instructions below include a YOUR_SIGNALFX_REALM placeholder that you should replace with the actual name of your realm. This realm name is shown on your profile page in SignalFx. If you do not include the realm name when specifying an endpoint, SignalFx will interpret it as pointing to the us0 realm.

If your organization’s networking security policies require services delivered over the Internet to be individually whitelisted, please ensure that the following URLs are allowed through your proxy:

YOUR_SIGNALFX_REALM.signalfx.com

\*.signalfx.com

\*.YOUR_SIGNALFX_REALM.signalfx.com

Whitelist individual domains

If you are unable to whitelist all domains that match *.signalfx.com or *.YOUR_SIGNALFX_REALM.signalfx.com as shown above, you can whitelist the following:

signalfx.com

api.YOUR_SIGNALFX_REALM.signalfx.com

app.YOUR_SIGNALFX_REALM.signalfx.com

backfill.YOUR_SIGNALFX_REALM.signalfx.com

customer-api.YOUR_SIGNALFX_REALM.signalfx.com

ingest.YOUR_SIGNALFX_REALM.signalfx.com

stream.YOUR_SIGNALFX_REALM.signalfx.com

dl.signalfx.com

www.signalfx.com

info.signalfx.com

blog.signalfx.com

developers.signalfx.com

docs.signalfx.com

support.signalfx.com

community.signalfx.com