Google-api-proxy provides a static IP for communication with the Google Custom Search API.
- Get the Wikimedia Google API key from Kaldari
https://www.googleapis.com/when interacting with Google's Custom Search JSON/Atom API.
How it works
https://google-api-proxy.wmflabs.org is a Cloud VPS web proxy pointing at an instance in the google-api-proxy project with a static IP address. The instance is running an Nginx web server configured as a reverse proxy. All HTTP requests sent to this proxy will be relayed to
https://www.googleapis.com and the upstream response will be provided back to the requesting client. Details of the Nginx configuration are available in our Puppet repo's role::labs::google_api_proxy module.
API keys using this proxy will need to whitelist the IP address
126.96.36.199 in the Google developer console.
Google OCR for Wikisource uses a similar proxy at
https://googlevision-api-proxy.wmflabs.org/ that allows access to the Google Vision API.