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UpdateIPSet

Inserts or deletes IPSetDescriptor objects in an IPSet. For each IPSetDescriptor object, you specify the following values:

  • Whether to insert or delete the object from the array. If you want to change an IPSetDescriptor object, you delete the existing object and add a new one.

  • The IP address version, IPv4 or IPv6.

  • The IP address in CIDR notation, for example, 192.0.2.0/24 (for the range of IP addresses from 192.0.2.0 to 192.0.2.255) or 192.0.2.44/32 (for the individual IP address 192.0.2.44).

AWS WAF supports /8, /16, /24, and /32 IP address ranges for IPv4, and /24, /32, /48, /56, /64 and /128 for IPv6. For more information about CIDR notation, see the Wikipedia entry Classless Inter-Domain Routing.

IPv6 addresses can be represented using any of the following formats:

  • 1111:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0111/128

  • 1111:0:0:0:0:0:0:0111/128

  • 1111::0111/128

  • 1111::111/128

You use an IPSet to specify which web requests you want to allow or block based on the IP addresses that the requests originated from. For example, if you're receiving a lot of requests from one or a small number of IP addresses and you want to block the requests, you can create an IPSet that specifies those IP addresses, and then configure AWS WAF to block the requests.

To create and configure an IPSet, perform the following steps:

  1. Submit a CreateIPSet request.

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

  3. Submit an UpdateIPSet request to specify the IP addresses that you want AWS WAF to watch for.

When you update an IPSet, you specify the IP addresses that you want to add and/or the IP addresses that you want to delete. If you want to change an IP address, you delete the existing IP address and add the new one.

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

Request Syntax

{ "ChangeToken": "string", "IPSetId": "string", "Updates": [ { "Action": "string", "IPSetDescriptor": { "Type": "string", "Value": "string" } } ] }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

ChangeToken

The value returned by the most recent call to GetChangeToken.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Required: Yes

IPSetId

The IPSetId of the IPSet that you want to update. IPSetId is returned by CreateIPSet and by ListIPSets.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Required: Yes

Updates

An array of IPSetUpdate objects that you want to insert into or delete from an IPSet. For more information, see the applicable data types:

Type: Array of IPSetUpdate objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "ChangeToken": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

ChangeToken

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

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

WAFInternalErrorException

The operation failed because of a system problem, even though the request was valid. Retry your request.

HTTP Status Code: 500

WAFInvalidAccountException

The operation failed because you tried to create, update, or delete an object by using an invalid account identifier.

HTTP Status Code: 400

WAFInvalidOperationException

The operation failed because there was nothing to do. For example:

  • You tried to remove a Rule from a WebACL, but the Rule isn't in the specified WebACL.

  • You tried to remove an IP address from an IPSet, but the IP address isn't in the specified IPSet.

  • You tried to remove a ByteMatchTuple from a ByteMatchSet, but the ByteMatchTuple isn't in the specified WebACL.

  • You tried to add a Rule to a WebACL, but the Rule already exists in the specified WebACL.

  • You tried to add an IP address to an IPSet, but the IP address already exists in the specified IPSet.

  • You tried to add a ByteMatchTuple to a ByteMatchSet, but the ByteMatchTuple already exists in the specified WebACL.

HTTP Status Code: 400

WAFInvalidParameterException

The operation failed because AWS WAF didn't recognize a parameter in the request. For example:

  • You specified an invalid parameter name.

  • You specified an invalid value.

  • You tried to update an object (ByteMatchSet, IPSet, Rule, or WebACL) using an action other than INSERT or DELETE.

  • You tried to create a WebACL with a DefaultAction Type other than ALLOW, BLOCK, or COUNT.

  • You tried to create a RateBasedRule with a RateKey value other than IP.

  • You tried to update a WebACL with a WafAction Type other than ALLOW, BLOCK, or COUNT.

  • You tried to update a ByteMatchSet with a FieldToMatch Type other than HEADER, METHOD, QUERY_STRING, URI, or BODY.

  • You tried to update a ByteMatchSet with a Field of HEADER but no value for Data.

  • Your request references an ARN that is malformed, or corresponds to a resource with which a web ACL cannot be associated.

HTTP Status Code: 400

WAFLimitsExceededException

The operation exceeds a resource limit, for example, the maximum number of WebACL objects that you can create for an AWS account. For more information, see Limits in the AWS WAF Developer Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400

WAFNonexistentContainerException

The operation failed because you tried to add an object to or delete an object from another object that doesn't exist. For example:

  • You tried to add a Rule to or delete a Rule from a WebACL that doesn't exist.

  • You tried to add a ByteMatchSet to or delete a ByteMatchSet from a Rule that doesn't exist.

  • You tried to add an IP address to or delete an IP address from an IPSet that doesn't exist.

  • You tried to add a ByteMatchTuple to or delete a ByteMatchTuple from a ByteMatchSet that doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400

WAFNonexistentItemException

The operation failed because the referenced object doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400

WAFReferencedItemException

The operation failed because you tried to delete an object that is still in use. For example:

  • You tried to delete a ByteMatchSet that is still referenced by a Rule.

  • You tried to delete a Rule that is still referenced by a WebACL.

HTTP Status Code: 400

WAFStaleDataException

The operation failed because you tried to create, update, or delete an object by using a change token that has already been used.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: