Check if an IP Address is a Bot in Node.JS

Bot technology is currently used by a wide variety of sites in the form of search engine bots, chatbots, and other useful functions. However, not all bots are created equal; some bots can be ‘bad’, and actually detrimental to your business and/or clients. One way to identify if you’re dealing with a bot is to use the following API to scan an IP address and compare it to a list of known bots and non-user entities.

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To begin using the Cloudmersive API, run this command to install the SDK:

npm install cloudmersive-validate-api-client –save

Or, you can add this snippet to your package.json:

  "dependencies": {
"cloudmersive-validate-api-client": "^1.2.4"

Then, you can call the bot detection function with the following code:

var CloudmersiveValidateApiClient = require('cloudmersive-validate-api-client');
var defaultClient = CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.ApiClient.instance;

A response will be returned instantly, informing you if the indicated IP address is a bot. To retrieve your free API key, head to the Cloudmersive website; this will also give you access to 800 monthly calls across our library of APIs.

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

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