Check if an IP Address is a Bot in C#

Bot or not? This is a question that businesses need to ask themselves on an increasingly frequent basis when analyzing data on users who enter their website. If you’re concerned that an IP address may be a bot or non-user entity, we have an API that can identify it for you; this process will leverage real-time signals to check against known bots.

First, you can run this command to install the .NET Framework SDK (.NET Core SDK also available):

Install-Package Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.Validate -Version 3.0.6

Then, you can call the function:

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.Validate.Api;
using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.Validate.Client;
using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.Validate.Model;
namespace Example
{
public class IPAddressIsBotExample
{
public void main()
{
// Configure API key authorization: Apikey
Configuration.Default.AddApiKey("Apikey", "YOUR_API_KEY");
var apiInstance = new IPAddressApi();
var value = value_example; // string | IP address to check, e.g. \"55.55.55.55\". The input is a string so be sure to enclose it in double-quotes.
try
{
// Check if IP address is a Bot client
BotCheckResponse result = apiInstance.IPAddressIsBot(value);
Debug.WriteLine(result);
}
catch (Exception e)
{
Debug.Print("Exception when calling IPAddressApi.IPAddressIsBot: " + e.Message );
}
}
}
}

Now, you have the necessary information to address the issue if a bot was identified or relax with the knowledge that the IP was from your average human user. To retrieve your API key, head to the Cloudmersive website; from there, you can access up to 800 free monthly calls across our library of APIs

There’s an API for that. Cloudmersive is a leader in Highly Scalable Cloud APIs.