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.

Returns the WebACL that is specified by WebACLId.

Request Syntax

{ "WebACLId": "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.


The WebACLId of the WebACL that you want to get. WebACLId is returned by CreateWebACL and by ListWebACLs.

Type: String

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

Pattern: .*\S.*

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "WebACL": { "DefaultAction": { "Type": "string" }, "MetricName": "string", "Name": "string", "Rules": [ { "Action": { "Type": "string" }, "ExcludedRules": [ { "RuleId": "string" } ], "OverrideAction": { "Type": "string" }, "Priority": number, "RuleId": "string", "Type": "string" } ], "WebACLArn": "string", "WebACLId": "string" } }

Response Elements

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

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Information about the WebACL that you specified in the GetWebACL request. For more information, see the following topics:

  • WebACL: Contains DefaultAction, MetricName, Name, an array of Rule objects, and WebACLId

  • DefaultAction (Data type is WafAction): Contains Type

  • Rules: Contains an array of ActivatedRule objects, which contain Action, Priority, and RuleId

  • Action: Contains Type

Type: WebACL object


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


The operation failed because of a system problem, even though the request was valid. Retry your request.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The operation failed because you tried to create, update, or delete an object by using an invalid account identifier.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The operation failed because the referenced object doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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