Learn how to see end-user IP addresses in origin requests with Cloudflare's True-Client-IP Header.
Connections from Cloudflare to origin servers come from Cloudflare IPs. True-Client-IP is a solution that allows Cloudflare users to see the end user’s IP address, even when the traffic to the origin is sent directly from Cloudflare.
When the True-Client-IP feature is enabled, Cloudflare adds a True-Client-IP header to the request sent to the origin with the IP address of the end-user.
Enable True-Client-IP Header
To enable the True-Client-IP header,
- Log in to your Cloudflare account.
- Navigate to the Network app of the Cloudflare dashboard.
- Scroll down to the True-Client-IP Header card and toggle it to On.