How to Check if an IP Address is a Bot in Java

We all know that computers with internet access have an IP address — what we don’t know, however, is whether the address is operated by a bot or an actual user. If an IP address is a bot, there is a chance it could skew your data, and if it’s a malicious bot, it could harm the data as well. The following API leverages real-time signals to check an IP address against known high-probability bots.

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Our first step is to install the SDK with Maven by referencing the repository in pom.xml (Gradle also available):

<repositories>
<repository>
<id>jitpack.io</id>
<url>https://jitpack.io</url>
</repository>
</repositories>

Then, add a reference to the dependency in pom.xml:

<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.github.Cloudmersive</groupId>
<artifactId>Cloudmersive.APIClient.Java</artifactId>
<version>v3.54</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>

Next, we will call the function with the following code:

// Import classes:
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiClient;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiException;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.Configuration;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.auth.*;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.IpAddressApi;

This quick and easy process will promptly return a positive or negative result on the bot status of the IP address, and you will be equipped with the info you need to safeguard yourself and your clients.

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

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