Using AWS WAF for Web Application Security

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

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.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

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.
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.
Create Custom Rule for HTTP Header Injection
  • Click Add rules.
  • Click Add my own rules and rule groups.
  • Name the rule HTTPHeaderInjection.

Additional Resources

Log in to the AWS Management Console using the credentials provided on the lab instructions page. Make sure you're using the us-east-1 Region.

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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