How to Get Client IP Address in React App?

In this tutorial, you will get to know how to get a user client-side IP address from React application using the third-part service to fetch IP address.

IP addresses are unique identifiers that are used to identify devices connected to a network. Obtaining the IP address of a client is an important task in web development, as it alows developers to provide location-based services or personalize content for the user.

We will discuss how to fetch IP address using the following way:

Third-party service: You can use a third-party service that provides the client’s IP address. For example, the https://ipify.org/ service provides a simple REST API to obtain the client’s IP address.

Both these ways are very easy and straight forward to implement in your application. We will go through each step and explain step-by-step procedures to get the client’s IP address using these two methods.

Third-party service

In this section we will discuss how to use a Third part service like https://ipify.org to get client IP address for you.

Step 1 – Install the axios package. axios is a popular library for making HTTP requests in JavaScript. To install axios, run the following command in the terminal:

npm install axios

Step 2 – Create a new component that will retrieve the IP address. In the src directory of your app, create a new file named IpAddress.js. Add the following code to the file:

import React, { useState, useEffect } from 'react';
import axios from 'axios';

function IpAddress() {
  const [ipAddress, setIpAddress] = useState('');

  useEffect(() => {
    const fetchIpAddress = async () => {
      const response = await axios.get('https://api.ipify.org?format=json');
      setIpAddress(response.data.ip);
    };

    fetchIpAddress();
  }, []);

  return (
    <div>
      <h1>My IP address is: {ipAddress}</h1>
    </div>
  );
}

export default IpAddress;

 

Step 3 – Open the App.js file in the src directory of your app, and import the IpAddress component. Replace the contents of the App function with the following:

import IpAddress from './IpAddress';

function App() {
  return (
    <div className="App">
      <IpAddress />
    </div>
  );
}

export default App;

 

Step 4 – Start the app by running the following command in the terminal:

npm start

This will start a development server and open the app in your default browser. The IpAddress component will fetch the IP address using the ipify.org API and display it on the page.

 

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