Control customer registration

Sometimes, your site may fall victim to country specific attacks or SPAM bots. Discretely preventing access to customer registration on your server for a specific country is very straightforward, with a simple edit to your domain's ___general/example.com.conf file.

Eg. To block the country with country code aa

set $bad_request "0";
if ($request_uri ~* ^/customer/account/(create(post)?|index|login)) {
  set $bad_request "go";
}

if ($request_method = "POST") {
  set $bad_request "go${bad_request}";
}

if ($geoip_country_code ~* (aa)) {
  set $bad_request "go${bad_request}";
}

if ($bad_request = "gogogo") {
  rewrite ^(.*)$ /uk-registration-only permanent;
}

You can use Perl REGEX to match multiple country codes within a single statement.

Eg. To block multiple countries

if ($geoip_country_code ~* (aa|bb)) {
  set $bad_request "go${bad_request}";
}

Alternatively, if you want to give a discrete message, rather than an outright block (perhaps to allow for humans to contact you if there is an error), then a rewrite would be more suitable.

Eg. To redirect all registration requests to a static HTML page for visitors from country code aa

if ($bad_request = "gogogo") {
  rewrite ^(.*)$ /uk-registration-only permanent;
}

Then just make a CMS page with the path /uk-registration-only with whatever message you would like to pass to the user.