RuleGroupReferenceStatement - AWS WAFV2


A rule statement used to run the rules that are defined in a RuleGroup. To use this, create a rule group with your rules, then provide the ARN of the rule group in this statement.

You cannot nest a RuleGroupReferenceStatement, for example for use inside a NotStatement or OrStatement. You cannot use a rule group reference statement inside another rule group. You can only reference a rule group as a top-level statement within a rule that you define in a web ACL.



The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the entity.

Type: String

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

Pattern: .*\S.*

Required: Yes


Rules in the referenced rule group whose actions are set to Count.


Instead of this option, use RuleActionOverrides. It accepts any valid action setting, including Count.

Type: Array of ExcludedRule objects

Array Members: Maximum number of 100 items.

Required: No


Action settings to use in the place of the rule actions that are configured inside the rule group. You specify one override for each rule whose action you want to change.

You can use overrides for testing, for example you can override all of rule actions to Count and then monitor the resulting count metrics to understand how the rule group would handle your web traffic. You can also permanently override some or all actions, to modify how the rule group manages your web traffic.

Type: Array of RuleActionOverride objects

Array Members: Maximum number of 100 items.

Required: No

See Also

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