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How to get client's IP address using JavaScript?


Question

I need to somehow retrieve the client's IP address using JavaScript; no server side code, not even SSI.

However, I'm not against using a free 3rd party script/service.

2018/06/16
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6/16/2018 1:51:44 AM


Final Update

This solution would not longer work because browsers are fixing webrtc leak: for more info on that read this other question: RTCIceCandidate no longer returning IP


Update: I always wanted to make a min/ uglified version of the code, so here is an ES6 Promise code:

var findIP = new Promise(r=>{var w=window,a=new (w.RTCPeerConnection||w.mozRTCPeerConnection||w.webkitRTCPeerConnection)({iceServers:[]}),b=()=>{};a.createDataChannel("");a.createOffer(c=>a.setLocalDescription(c,b,b),b);a.onicecandidate=c=>{try{c.candidate.candidate.match(/([0-9]{1,3}(\.[0-9]{1,3}){3}|[a-f0-9]{1,4}(:[a-f0-9]{1,4}){7})/g).forEach(r)}catch(e){}}})

/*Usage example*/
findIP.then(ip => document.write('your ip: ', ip)).catch(e => console.error(e))

Note: This new minified code would return only single IP if you want all the IPs of the user( which might be more depending on his network), use the original code...


thanks to WebRTC, it is very easy to get local IP in WebRTC supported browsers( at least for now). I have modified the source code, reduced the lines, not making any stun requests since you only want Local IP, not the Public IP, the below code works in latest Firefox and Chrome, just run the snippet and check for yourself:

function findIP(onNewIP) { //  onNewIp - your listener function for new IPs
  var myPeerConnection = window.RTCPeerConnection || window.mozRTCPeerConnection || window.webkitRTCPeerConnection; //compatibility for firefox and chrome
  var pc = new myPeerConnection({iceServers: []}),
    noop = function() {},
    localIPs = {},
    ipRegex = /([0-9]{1,3}(\.[0-9]{1,3}){3}|[a-f0-9]{1,4}(:[a-f0-9]{1,4}){7})/g,
    key;

  function ipIterate(ip) {
    if (!localIPs[ip]) onNewIP(ip);
    localIPs[ip] = true;
  }
  pc.createDataChannel(""); //create a bogus data channel
  pc.createOffer(function(sdp) {
    sdp.sdp.split('\n').forEach(function(line) {
      if (line.indexOf('candidate') < 0) return;
      line.match(ipRegex).forEach(ipIterate);
    });
    pc.setLocalDescription(sdp, noop, noop);
  }, noop); // create offer and set local description
  pc.onicecandidate = function(ice) { //listen for candidate events
    if (!ice || !ice.candidate || !ice.candidate.candidate || !ice.candidate.candidate.match(ipRegex)) return;
    ice.candidate.candidate.match(ipRegex).forEach(ipIterate);
  };
}



var ul = document.createElement('ul');
ul.textContent = 'Your IPs are: '
document.body.appendChild(ul);

function addIP(ip) {
  console.log('got ip: ', ip);
  var li = document.createElement('li');
  li.textContent = ip;
  ul.appendChild(li);
}

findIP(addIP);
<h1> Demo retrieving Client IP using WebRTC </h1>

what is happening here is, we are creating a dummy peer connection, and for the remote peer to contact us, we generally exchange ice candidates with each other. And reading the ice candidates( from local session description and onIceCandidateEvent) we can tell the IP of the user.

where I took code from --> Source

2019/11/19

You can, relaying it via server side with JSONP

And while googling to find one, found it here on SO Can I perform a DNS lookup (hostname to IP address) using client-side Javascript?

<script type="application/javascript">
    function getip(json){
      alert(json.ip); // alerts the ip address
    }
</script>

<script type="application/javascript" src="http://www.telize.com/jsonip?callback=getip"></script>

Note : The telize.com API has permanently shut down as of November 15th, 2015.

2017/05/23

Most of the answers here "work around" the need for server-side code by... Hitting someone else's server. Which is a totally valid technique, unless you actually do need to get the IP address without hitting a server.

Traditionally this wasn't possible without some sort of a plugin (and even then, you'd likely get the wrong IP address if you were behind a NAT router), but with the advent of WebRTC it is actually possible to do this... If you're targeting browsers that support WebRTC (currently: Firefox, Chrome and Opera).

Please read mido's answer for details on how you can retrieve useful client IP addresses using WebRTC.

2017/05/23

You can do an ajax call to hostip.info or a similar service...

function myIP() {
    if (window.XMLHttpRequest) xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
    else xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");

    xmlhttp.open("GET","http://api.hostip.info/get_html.php",false);
    xmlhttp.send();

    hostipInfo = xmlhttp.responseText.split("\n");

    for (i=0; hostipInfo.length >= i; i++) {
        ipAddress = hostipInfo[i].split(":");
        if ( ipAddress[0] == "IP" ) return ipAddress[1];
    }

    return false;
}

As a bonus, geolocalisation information is returned in the same call.

2011/03/08

Try this
$.get("http://ipinfo.io", function(response) {
    alert(response.ip);
}, "jsonp");

OR

$(document).ready(function () {
    $.getJSON("http://jsonip.com/?callback=?", function (data) {
        console.log(data);
        alert(data.ip);
    });
});

Fiddle

2015/06/18

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