AWS WAF, AWS Firewall Manager, and AWS Shield Advanced
Developer Guide (API Version 2015-08-24)

Creating a Rule Group

When you create a rule group to use with AWS Firewall Manager, you specify which rules to add to the group.

To create a rule group (console)

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console using the AWS Firewall Manager administrator account that you set up in the prerequisites, and then open the Firewall Manager console at


    For information about setting up a Firewall Manager administrator account, see Step 2: Set the AWS Firewall Manager Administrator Account.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Rule groups.

  3. Choose Create rule group.

  4. If you have already created the rules that you want to add to the rule group, choose Use existing rules for this rule group . If you want to create new rules to add to the rule group, choose Create rules and conditions for this rule group.


    You cannot add rate-based rules to rule group.

  5. Choose Next.

  6. If you are creating new rules, follow the steps to first create conditions and then rules. For more information, see Working with conditions and Working with Rules. If you are using existing rules, go to the next step.

  7. Type a rule group name.

  8. Select a rule, and then choose Add rule. Repeat to add more rules to the rule group.

  9. A rule group has two possible actions: Block and Count. If you want to test the rule group, set the action to Count. This action overrides any block action specified by individual rules contained in the group. That is, if the rule group's action is set to Count, requests are only counted and not blocked. Conversely, if you set the rule group's action to Block, actions of the individual rules in the group are used. For each rule, select the appropriate option.

  10. Choose Create.