AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a service that helps you protect your cloud resources from malicious web requests. AWS WAF allows you to apply security rules to block bot traffic and common web request attacks.
Learning how to use AWS WAF to protect against common exploits will help you achieve higher availability, avoid security breaches, and manage costs by preventing excessive resource consumption.
In this hands-on lab, you will use AWS WAF to create some rules to block and count certain kinds of requests. And you will test that the rules are working.
Upon completion of this beginner level lab, you will be able to:
Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:
The following lab and course can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:
May 10th, 2023 - Updated screenshots & instructions to reflect latest UI
October 22nd, 2021 - Added information about request size constraints
Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.
He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.