How to Configure CloudFlare for use with Memberium

David Bullock — 

When using CloudFlare with Memberium, you may run into issues.

HTTP POSTs Failing

CloudFlare’s security options may block HTTP POSTs from your Infusionsoft app. This will result in actions such as password generation failing to succeed.

Content Caching

Memberium is designed to deliver personalized content to each individual logged in visitor on your site. CloudFlare’s goal is to deliver the same content to all visitors on your site. CloudFlare may deliver private content intended for a logged in visitor, to another logged in visitor, or to a random user on your site.

Configuring The CloudFlare Firewall

Unfortunately CloudFlare changes the user interface often enough that any screenshots here may be outdated. If you’re having trouble finding the setting, please contact support and we can join a screenshare with you or you can provide us with your CloudFlare logins and we can make the updates for you.

Please remember that CloudFlare is not our product and we can only make a best effort to assist you with it.

In order to best support you, we’ll provide the information we know you’ll need. We recommend using that to configure the site based on the current settings they provide, or work with CloudFlare customer support to get things properly setup. This same information may be useful for other caching services as well.

Previously, it was possible to whitelist traffic from this IP Address knowing it was coming from Infusionsoft. Currently, HTTP POST’s can be sent from a wide range of IP’s, which is why whitelisting IP won’t work.

Instead of using IP Addresses for the whitelist, you should use the User-Agent to check for Infusionsoft. Basically, check if HTTP POST header data has “Infusionsoft” (without quotes) as the User-agent.

Whitelisting User-agent in Cloudflare

You want to setup rules in Cloudflare controlling which pages should bypass the caches:
The URL pattern should look like http://yourdomain.com/?operation=* where yourdomain.com should be changed to your domain.

  • Forwarding should be turned off
  • Always Online should be turned off
  • Security Level should be Essentially off
  • Performance should be off.
The labels or settings names may change. If in doubt, please contact CloudFlare support if you have any questions.

TEST! TEST! TEST!
Test the various HTTP POST operations from your Infusionsoft app and ensure that they are reaching your Memberium site.

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