AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the CreateRateBasedRule operation. Creates a RateBasedRule. The RateBasedRule contains a RateLimit, which specifies the maximum number of requests that AWS WAF allows from a specified IP address in a five-minute period. The RateBasedRule also contains the IPSet objects, ByteMatchSet objects, and other predicates that identify the requests that you want to count or block if these requests exceed the RateLimit.

If you add more than one predicate to a RateBasedRule, a request not only must exceed the RateLimit, but it also must match all the specifications to be counted or blocked. For example, suppose you add the following to a RateBasedRule:

Further, you specify a RateLimit of 15,000.

You then add the RateBasedRule to a WebACL and specify that you want to block requests that meet the conditions in the rule. For a request to be blocked, it must come from the IP address 192.0.2.44 and the User-Agent header in the request must contain the value BadBot. Further, requests that match these two conditions must be received at a rate of more than 15,000 requests every five minutes. If both conditions are met and the rate is exceeded, AWS WAF blocks the requests. If the rate drops below 15,000 for a five-minute period, AWS WAF no longer blocks the requests.

As a second example, suppose you want to limit requests to a particular page on your site. To do this, you could add the following to a RateBasedRule:

Further, you specify a RateLimit of 15,000.

By adding this RateBasedRule to a WebACL, you could limit requests to your login page without affecting the rest of your site.

To create and configure a RateBasedRule, perform the following steps:

  1. Create and update the predicates that you want to include in the rule. For more information, see CreateByteMatchSet, CreateIPSet, and CreateSqlInjectionMatchSet.

  2. Use GetChangeToken to get the change token that you provide in the ChangeToken parameter of a CreateRule request.

  3. Submit a CreateRateBasedRule request.

  4. Use GetChangeToken to get the change token that you provide in the ChangeToken parameter of an UpdateRule request.

  5. Submit an UpdateRateBasedRule request to specify the predicates that you want to include in the rule.

  6. Create and update a WebACL that contains the RateBasedRule. For more information, see CreateWebACL.

For more information about how to use the AWS WAF API to allow or block HTTP requests, see the AWS WAF Developer Guide.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  Amazon.Runtime.AmazonWebServiceRequest
    Amazon.WAF.AmazonWAFRequest
      Amazon.WAF.Model.CreateRateBasedRuleRequest

Namespace: Amazon.WAF.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.WAF.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z

Syntax

C#
public class CreateRateBasedRuleRequest : AmazonWAFRequest
         IAmazonWebServiceRequest

The CreateRateBasedRuleRequest type exposes the following members

Constructors

Properties

NameTypeDescription
Public Property ChangeToken System.String

Gets and sets the property ChangeToken.

The ChangeToken that you used to submit the CreateRateBasedRule request. You can also use this value to query the status of the request. For more information, see GetChangeTokenStatus.

Public Property MetricName System.String

Gets and sets the property MetricName.

A friendly name or description for the metrics for this RateBasedRule. The name can contain only alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9); the name can't contain whitespace. You can't change the name of the metric after you create the RateBasedRule.

Public Property Name System.String

Gets and sets the property Name.

A friendly name or description of the RateBasedRule. You can't change the name of a RateBasedRule after you create it.

Public Property RateKey Amazon.WAF.RateKey

Gets and sets the property RateKey.

The field that AWS WAF uses to determine if requests are likely arriving from a single source and thus subject to rate monitoring. The only valid value for RateKey is IP. IP indicates that requests that arrive from the same IP address are subject to the RateLimit that is specified in the RateBasedRule.

Public Property RateLimit System.Int64

Gets and sets the property RateLimit.

The maximum number of requests, which have an identical value in the field that is specified by RateKey, allowed in a five-minute period. If the number of requests exceeds the RateLimit and the other predicates specified in the rule are also met, AWS WAF triggers the action that is specified for this rule.

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms