PHP Integration - Fraudulent traffic detector

PHP Integration

Basic integration in PHP

As an example code, we will make it as simple as possible. The first thing will be to make a curl request to our endpoint. We will pass the response to an Array ($output) with json_decode($response, 1); to address the response, and we will receive a status of the request in $http_status

$ip = ''; //-- IP to consult
$apiKey = 'your_api_key';

$headers = [
    'X-Key: '.$apiKey,
$ch = curl_init("".$ip);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, 'GET');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, $headers);

$output = json_decode(curl_exec($ch), 1);
$http_status = curl_getinfo($ch, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);

Types of error responses

In $http_status (integer) we can receive the following values:

- 400 This indicates that there are parameters that are not right.

- 429 It means that we have reached the maximum number of requests per day allowed by our plan.

Example of error response in $output (Array):

    [status] => error
    [code] => Bad params

To control the error in the request we would do the following:

if($http_status != 200) {
    echo $output['code']; //-- will warn us what kind of mistake we have made

Correct answer

When the answer is correct we will receive in $http_status (integer) the following value:

- 200 Request made correctly.

Example of correct answer in $output (Array):

    [status] => success
    [data] => Array
            [ip] =>
            [ip_num] => 2486711769
            [country_code] => ES
            [country_name] => Spain
            [city] => Madrid
            [isp] => Vodafone Espana S.A.U.
            [domain] =>
            [block] => 0


If the request has been correct we can do the following:

if($http_status == 200) {
    //-- If the result is 1, we will proceed to block the user
    if($output['data']['block'] == 1) {
        //-- action to block the user