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Network Policy

Network policy in Databend is a configuration mechanism designed to manage and enforce network access control for users within the system. It allows you to define sets of rules governing the allowed and blocked IP address ranges for specific users, effectively controlling their network-level access.

For example, imagine a situation where you wish to define a distinct range of IP addresses that a specific user can use to access Databend. In this scenario, if the user tries to establish a connection with Databend from an IP address beyond the predefined range, even with accurate login credentials, Databend will decline the connection. This mechanism guarantees that access remains confined within the designated IP range, thereby boosting security and enforcing control at the network level.

Implementing Network Policy

To implement network policies in Databend, you need to create a network policy wherein you specify the IP addresses you want to allow or restrict. Afterward, you associate this network policy with a specific user using the ALTER USER command. It's important to note that a single networking policy can be associated with multiple users, as long as they align with the same policy criteria. For commands used to manage masking policies in Databend, see Network Policy.

Usage Examples

This example demonstrates creating a network policy with specified allowed and blocked IP addresses, and then associating this policy with a user to control network access. The network policy allows all IP addresses ranging from to, except for the specific IP address

-- Create a network policy


Name |Allowed Ip List |Blocked Ip List|Comment |
sample_policy| | |Sample |

-- Create a user
CREATE USER sample_user IDENTIFIED BY 'databend';

-- Associate the network policy with the user
ALTER USER sample_user WITH SET NETWORK POLICY='sample_policy';
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