AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates a RegexPatternSet. You then use UpdateRegexPatternSet to specify the regular expression (regex) pattern that you want AWS WAF to search for, such as B[a@]dB[o0]t. You can then configure AWS WAF to reject those requests.

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

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

  2. Submit a CreateRegexPatternSet request.

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

  4. Submit an UpdateRegexPatternSet request to specify the string 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.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateRegexPatternSetAsync.

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


public abstract CreateRegexPatternSetResponse CreateRegexPatternSet(
         CreateRegexPatternSetRequest request
Type: Amazon.WAF.Model.CreateRegexPatternSetRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateRegexPatternSet service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateRegexPatternSet service method, as returned by WAF.


WAFDisallowedNameException The name specified is invalid.
WAFInternalErrorException The operation failed because of a system problem, even though the request was valid. Retry your request.
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.
WAFStaleDataException The operation failed because you tried to create, update, or delete an object by using a change token that has already been used.

Version Information

.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

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