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Using AWS WAF for Web Application Security

In this hands-on lab, you will begin deploying web applications at your company. But first, you need to set up a web application firewall (WAF) to protect against common threats detailed in the OWASP Top 10.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Dec 29, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a Web Access Control List

    • In the AWS WAF console, select Create web ACL.
    • Give the web ACL a name.
    • Give CloudWatch metrics a name (or accept the default name).
    • Select Regional resources.
    • Click Next.
  2. Challenge

    Add AWS Managed Rules

    • Click Add rules.
    • Select Add managed rule groups.
    • Click to expand AWS managed rule groups.
      • Select Core rule set.
      • Select Known bad inputs.
      • Select SQL database.
    • Click Add Rules.
  3. Challenge

    Create Custom Rule for HTTP Header Injection

    • Click Add rules.
    • Click Add my own rules and rule groups.
    • Name the rule HTTPHeaderInjection.

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