Objective: Implement an IP address-based access control system for the CircleCI UI to enhance security.
Need: With the rise of remote work, securing access to essential development tools is critical. While CircleCI offers role-based access controls, adding the ability to restrict UI access based on IP addresses would provide an extra security layer, ensuring only users from designated locations can access the platform.
Proposal: Introduce a feature allowing CircleCI administrators to specify allowed IP addresses or ranges for accessing the CircleCI UI. Attempts to access from outside these approved IPs would be blocked. This is crucial for organizations needing to enforce strict access protocols or comply with industry regulations.
Improved Security: Limits potential unauthorized access.
Regulatory Compliance: Supports adherence to industry-specific security regulations.
Administrative Control: Offers admins finer control over access, enhancing overall platform security.