AWS::WAF::IPSet - AWS CloudFormation



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Contains one or more IP addresses or blocks of IP addresses specified in Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation. AWS WAF supports IPv4 address ranges: /8 and any range between /16 through /32. AWS WAF supports IPv6 address ranges: /24, /32, /48, /56, /64, and /128.

To specify an individual IP address, you specify the four-part IP address followed by a /32, for example, To block a range of IP addresses, you can specify /8 or any range between /16 through /32 (for IPv4) or /24, /32, /48, /56, /64, or /128 (for IPv6). For more information about CIDR notation, see the Wikipedia entry Classless Inter-Domain Routing.


To declare this entity in your AWS CloudFormation template, use the following syntax:


{ "Type" : "AWS::WAF::IPSet", "Properties" : { "IPSetDescriptors" : [ IPSetDescriptor, ... ], "Name" : String } }


Type: AWS::WAF::IPSet Properties: IPSetDescriptors: - IPSetDescriptor Name: String



The IP address type (IPV4 or IPV6) and the IP address range (in CIDR notation) that web requests originate from. If the WebACL is associated with an Amazon CloudFront distribution and the viewer did not use an HTTP proxy or a load balancer to send the request, this is the value of the c-ip field in the CloudFront access logs.

Required: No

Type: Array of IPSetDescriptor

Update requires: No interruption


The name of the IPSet. You can't change the name of an IPSet after you create it.

Required: Yes

Type: String

Pattern: .*\S.*

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 128

Update requires: Replacement

Return values


When you pass the logical ID of this resource to the intrinsic Ref function, Ref returns the resource physical ID, such as 1234a1a-a1b1-12a1-abcd-a123b123456.

For more information about using the Ref function, see Ref.



Define IP Addresses

The following example defines a set of IP addresses for a web access control list (ACL) rule.


"MyIPSetDenylist": { "Type": "AWS::WAF::IPSet", "Properties": { "Name": "IPSet for deny listed IP addresses", "IPSetDescriptors": [ { "Type" : "IPV4", "Value" : "" }, { "Type" : "IPV4", "Value" : "" } ] } }


MyIPSetDenylist: Type: "AWS::WAF::IPSet" Properties: Name: "IPSet for deny listed IP addresses" IPSetDescriptors: - Type: "IPV4" Value: "" - Type: "IPV4" Value: ""

Associate an IPSet with a Web ACL Rule

The following example associates the MyIPSetDenylist IP Set with a web ACL rule.


"MyIPSetRule" : { "Type": "AWS::WAF::Rule", "Properties": { "Name": "MyIPSetRule", "MetricName" : "MyIPSetRule", "Predicates": [ { "DataId" : { "Ref" : "MyIPSetDenylist" }, "Negated" : false, "Type" : "IPMatch" } ] } }


MyIPSetRule: Type: "AWS::WAF::Rule" Properties: Name: "MyIPSetRule" MetricName: "MyIPSetRule" Predicates: - DataId: Ref: "MyIPSetDenylist" Negated: false Type: "IPMatch"

Create a Web ACL

The following example associates the MyIPSetRule rule with a web ACL. The web ACL allows requests that originate from all IP addresses except for addresses that are defined in the MyIPSetRule.


"MyWebACL": { "Type": "AWS::WAF::WebACL", "Properties": { "Name": "WebACL to block IP addresses", "DefaultAction": { "Type": "ALLOW" }, "MetricName" : "MyWebACL", "Rules": [ { "Action" : { "Type" : "BLOCK" }, "Priority" : 1, "RuleId" : { "Ref" : "MyIPSetRule" } } ] } }


MyWebACL: Type: "AWS::WAF::WebACL" Properties: Name: "WebACL to block IP addresses" DefaultAction: Type: "ALLOW" MetricName: "MyWebACL" Rules: - Action: Type: "BLOCK" Priority: 1 RuleId: Ref: "MyIPSetRule"