- Stay within resource usage requirements.
- Do not engage in or encourage activity that is illegal.
- Do not engage in cryptocurrency mining.
Ready for the real environment experience?
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:
- Create a Web Access Control List (ACL)
- Associate a Web ACL with an Application Load Balancer
- Create Managed and custom Web ACL rules
- Test that the rules you created are working
- Candidates for the AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialty certification
- Cloud Architects
- DevOps Engineers
Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:
- ELB Application Load Balancers
- The Bash shell
The following lab and course can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:
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.