Many data sources, like public APIs, are simple to set up without requiring any IT work. However, for your production databases, like Postgres or Mongodb, it’s advised to not keep your database connections publicly available. Password-protecting your databases is a good start for protecting you against unauthorized access, but we recommend you also block connections from unrecognized sources on the network level using firewall or AWS security groups.
All of Panoply’s data sources always use the same range of IP addresses to access your database. In order to still allow Panoply to access your database, you can whitelist the following range of IP addresses in your firewall/network configuration: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 or in CIDR notation use: 220.127.116.11/28.