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Configuring an HTTP request flood policy

HTTP Request Flood policy can limit the speed of HTTP requests from a client which is marked by a cookie.

Before you begin:

  • You must have Read-Write permission for Security settings.

After you have configured HTTP Request Flood policies, you can select them in DoS Protection Profile.

To configure a HTTP Request Flood policy:

  1. Go to DoS Protection > Application > HTTP Request Flood.
  2. Click Create New to display the configuration editor.
  3. Complete the configuration.

    Name

    Configuration name. Valid characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, and -. No spaces.

    Status

    Enable | Disable. If enabled, this policy will be activated, otherwise it is inactive.

    HTTP Request Limit

    0-65535. Limits the number of HTTP requests per second with the same session cookie. 0 means no limit for HTTP request.

    Action

    Pass—Allow the traffic.

    Deny— Drop the traffic, send a 400 Bad request to the client.

    Period Block—Deny all the HTTP request from a source IP within a period which specified by Period Block.

    Period Block

    1-3600 seconds; Default: 60

    Log

    Enable | Disable; If Enable the Action will be log

    Severity

    High—Log as high severity events.

    Medium—Log as a medium severity events.

    Low—Log as low severity events.

    The default value is High.

  4. Save the configuration.

Configuring an HTTP request flood policy

HTTP Request Flood policy can limit the speed of HTTP requests from a client which is marked by a cookie.

Before you begin:

  • You must have Read-Write permission for Security settings.

After you have configured HTTP Request Flood policies, you can select them in DoS Protection Profile.

To configure a HTTP Request Flood policy:

  1. Go to DoS Protection > Application > HTTP Request Flood.
  2. Click Create New to display the configuration editor.
  3. Complete the configuration.

    Name

    Configuration name. Valid characters are A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, and -. No spaces.

    Status

    Enable | Disable. If enabled, this policy will be activated, otherwise it is inactive.

    HTTP Request Limit

    0-65535. Limits the number of HTTP requests per second with the same session cookie. 0 means no limit for HTTP request.

    Action

    Pass—Allow the traffic.

    Deny— Drop the traffic, send a 400 Bad request to the client.

    Period Block—Deny all the HTTP request from a source IP within a period which specified by Period Block.

    Period Block

    1-3600 seconds; Default: 60

    Log

    Enable | Disable; If Enable the Action will be log

    Severity

    High—Log as high severity events.

    Medium—Log as a medium severity events.

    Low—Log as low severity events.

    The default value is High.

  4. Save the configuration.