AssociateWebACL - AWS WAFV2

AssociateWebACL

Associates a web ACL with a regional application resource, to protect the resource. A regional application can be an Application Load Balancer (ALB), an Amazon API Gateway REST API, an AWS AppSync GraphQL API, or an Amazon Cognito user pool.

For Amazon CloudFront, don't use this call. Instead, use your CloudFront distribution configuration. To associate a web ACL, in the CloudFront call UpdateDistribution, set the web ACL ID to the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the web ACL. For information, see UpdateDistribution.

When you make changes to web ACLs or web ACL components, like rules and rule groups, AWS WAF propagates the changes everywhere that the web ACL and its components are stored and used. Your changes are applied within seconds, but there might be a brief period of inconsistency when the changes have arrived in some places and not in others. So, for example, if you change a rule action setting, the action might be the old action in one area and the new action in another area. Or if you add an IP address to an IP set used in a blocking rule, the new address might briefly be blocked in one area while still allowed in another. This temporary inconsistency can occur when you first associate a web ACL with an AWS resource and when you change a web ACL that is already associated with a resource. Generally, any inconsistencies of this type last only a few seconds.

Request Syntax

{ "ResourceArn": "string", "WebACLArn": "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.

ResourceArn

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the resource to associate with the web ACL.

The ARN must be in one of the following formats:

  • For an Application Load Balancer: arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:region:account-id:loadbalancer/app/load-balancer-name/load-balancer-id

  • For an Amazon API Gateway REST API: arn:aws:apigateway:region::/restapis/api-id/stages/stage-name

  • For an AWS AppSync GraphQL API: arn:aws:appsync:region:account-id:apis/GraphQLApiId

  • For an Amazon Cognito user pool: arn:aws:cognito-idp:region:account-id:userpool/user-pool-id

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

Pattern: .*\S.*

Required: Yes

WebACLArn

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the web ACL that you want to associate with the resource.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

Pattern: .*\S.*

Required: Yes

Response Elements

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

Errors

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

WAFInternalErrorException

Your request is valid, but AWS WAF couldn’t perform the operation because of a system problem. Retry your request.

HTTP Status Code: 500

WAFInvalidOperationException

The operation isn't valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

WAFInvalidParameterException

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

  • You specified a parameter name or value that isn't valid.

  • Your nested statement isn't valid. You might have tried to nest a statement that can’t be nested.

  • You tried to update a WebACL with a DefaultAction that isn't among the types available at DefaultAction.

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

WAFNonexistentItemException

AWS WAF couldn’t perform the operation because your resource doesn't exist. If you've just created a resource that you're using in this operation, you might just need to wait a few minutes. It can take from a few seconds to a number of minutes for changes to propagate.

HTTP Status Code: 400

WAFUnavailableEntityException

AWS WAF couldn’t retrieve a resource that you specified for this operation. If you've just created a resource that you're using in this operation, you might just need to wait a few minutes. It can take from a few seconds to a number of minutes for changes to propagate. Verify the resources that you are specifying in your request parameters and then retry the operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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