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Stale IP addresses clog up your database with useless data, not to mention, may be subject to subpoena by legal authorities in some jurisdictions.
The IP anonymize module helps ensure users' privacy by implementing a retention policy for IP addresses logged in Drupal's database tables. IP addresses are scrubbed on each cron run according to a configurable retention period. For example, you may wish to preserve IP addresses for a short while for purposes of identifying spam.
IP anonymize cannot guarantee anonymity, as IP addresses are recorded at least temporarily, and may also be logged elsewhere in the system such as webserver error logs.
Built-in Drupal 8 support:
- Database log
- YAML form
Built-in Drupal 7 support:
- Database log
- Voting API
Cryptolog logs ephemeral identifiers—an HMAC in IPv6 notation using a random salt which is stored in memory and regenerated each day—rather than IP addresses. Unlike IP anonymize, client IP addresses never touch Drupal's logs or database tables.
- Maintenance status: Actively maintained
- Development status: Under active development
- Module categories: Security
- Reported installs: 155 sites currently report using this module. View usage statistics.
- Downloads: 6,308
- Automated tests: Enabled
- Last modified: February 14, 2017
- Stable releases are covered by the security advisory policy.
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