RuleGroup - AWS WAFV2


A rule group defines a collection of rules to inspect and control web requests that you can use in a WebACL. When you create a rule group, you define an immutable capacity limit. If you update a rule group, you must stay within the capacity. This allows others to reuse the rule group with confidence in its capacity requirements.



The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the entity.

Type: String

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

Pattern: .*\S.*

Required: Yes


The web ACL capacity units (WCUs) required for this rule group.

When you create your own rule group, you define this, and you cannot change it after creation. When you add or modify the rules in a rule group, AWS WAF enforces this limit. You can check the capacity for a set of rules using CheckCapacity.

AWS WAF uses WCUs to calculate and control the operating resources that are used to run your rules, rule groups, and web ACLs. AWS WAF calculates capacity differently for each rule type, to reflect the relative cost of each rule. Simple rules that cost little to run use fewer WCUs than more complex rules that use more processing power. Rule group capacity is fixed at creation, which helps users plan their web ACL WCU usage when they use a rule group. The WCU limit for web ACLs is 1,500.

Type: Long

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1.

Required: Yes


A description of the rule group that helps with identification.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: ^[\w+=:#@/\-,\.][\w+=:#@/\-,\.\s]+[\w+=:#@/\-,\.]$

Required: No


A unique identifier for the rule group. This ID is returned in the responses to create and list commands. You provide it to operations like update and delete.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 36.

Pattern: ^[0-9a-f]{8}-(?:[0-9a-f]{4}-){3}[0-9a-f]{12}$

Required: Yes


The name of the rule group. You cannot change the name of a rule group after you create it.

Type: String

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

Pattern: ^[\w\-]+$

Required: Yes


The Rule statements used to identify the web requests that you want to allow, block, or count. Each rule includes one top-level statement that AWS WAF uses to identify matching web requests, and parameters that govern how AWS WAF handles them.

Type: Array of Rule objects

Required: No


Defines and enables Amazon CloudWatch metrics and web request sample collection.

Type: VisibilityConfig object

Required: Yes

See Also

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