This is AWS WAF Classic
documentation. For more information, see AWS WAF Classic
in the developer guide. For the latest version of AWS WAF
, use the AWS WAFV2 API and see the AWS WAF Developer Guide
. With the latest version, AWS WAF has a single set of endpoints for regional and global use.
Inserts or deletes ByteMatchTuple
objects (filters) in a ByteMatchSet
. For each
object, you specify the following values:
- Whether to insert or delete the object from the array. If you want to change a
ByteMatchSetUpdate object, you delete the existing object and add a new one.
- The part of a web request that you want AWS WAF to inspect, such as a query string or the value of the
- The bytes (typically a string that corresponds with ASCII characters) that you want AWS WAF to look for. For more information, including how you specify the values for the AWS WAF API and the AWS CLI or SDKs, see
TargetString in the ByteMatchTuple data type.
- Where to look, such as at the beginning or the end of a query string.
- Whether to perform any conversions on the request, such as converting it to lowercase, before inspecting it for the specified string.
For example, you can add a
object that matches web requests in which
headers contain the string
. You can then configure AWS WAF to block those requests.
To create and configure a
, perform the following steps:
- Create a
ByteMatchSet. For more information, see CreateByteMatchSet.
- Use GetChangeToken to get the change token that you provide in the
ChangeToken parameter of an
- Submit an
UpdateByteMatchSet request to specify the part of the request that you want AWS WAF to inspect (for example, the header or the URI) and the value that you want AWS WAF to watch for.
For more information about how to use the AWS WAF API to allow or block HTTP requests, see the AWS WAF Developer Guide