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AWS WAF using a marketplace rule group supplied by F5

My organisation has implemented an AWS WAF to protect our websites from malicious traffic.

As part of the implementation, we decided to use a marketplace rule group supplied by F5.

The URL for the above marketplace rule group is https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B077PJGPWH

So now we have the Web Application Firewall implemented with the AWS WAF - Web Exploits Rules by F5 implemented, seeing all traffic and managing it i.e. blocking some, allowing some through.

I have enabled logging on the Web Application Firewall and I can see what traffic has been blocked but I can’t see why.

A small snippet of the log output shows -


But I can’t translate the above ruleId number to a human understandable version of why a particular piece of traffic was blocked.

My management teams are querying blocked traffic and all I can currently tell them is that some traffic was blocked but I don’t know why, because I can’t see what actual rule the ruleId translates to.

How can I provide these answers to my management team? The questions they are asking are completely plausible. Hopefully, someone here can help me with this.

Also, I can't see a way of uploading log file data easily here. Can someone please advice on this too?

I don't see an attachment upload button.

Thank in advance.


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Please follow the procedure detailed in K21015971: Overview of F5 RuleGroups for AWS WAF

Reporting false positives on DevCentral

With full request logging you can now report on a rule that generates too many false positives. To report false positives, complete the following:

  • Log three to five requests that the rule has flagged as malicious requests.
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