Provides a WAF Web ACL Resource

Example Usage

resource "aws_waf_ipset" "ipset" {
  name = "tfIPSet"

  ip_set_descriptors {
    type  = "IPV4"
    value = ""

resource "aws_waf_rule" "wafrule" {
  depends_on  = ["aws_waf_ipset.ipset"]
  name        = "tfWAFRule"
  metric_name = "tfWAFRule"

  predicates {
    data_id = "${aws_waf_ipset.ipset.id}"
    negated = false
    type    = "IPMatch"

resource "aws_waf_web_acl" "waf_acl" {
  depends_on  = ["aws_waf_ipset.ipset", "aws_waf_rule.wafrule"]
  name        = "tfWebACL"
  metric_name = "tfWebACL"

  default_action {
    type = "ALLOW"

  rules {
    action {
      type = "BLOCK"

    priority = 1
    rule_id  = "${aws_waf_rule.wafrule.id}"
    type     = "REGULAR"

Argument Reference

The following arguments are supported:

  • default_action - (Required) The action that you want AWS WAF to take when a request doesn't match the criteria in any of the rules that are associated with the web ACL.
  • metric_name - (Required) The name or description for the Amazon CloudWatch metric of this web ACL.
  • name - (Required) The name or description of the web ACL.
  • rules - (Required) The rules to associate with the web ACL and the settings for each rule.

Nested Blocks



  • type - (Required) Specifies how you want AWS WAF to respond to requests that match the settings in a rule. e.g. ALLOW, BLOCK or COUNT


See docs for all details and supported values.


  • action - (Required) The action that CloudFront or AWS WAF takes when a web request matches the conditions in the rule. e.g. ALLOW, BLOCK or COUNT
  • priority - (Required) Specifies the order in which the rules in a WebACL are evaluated. Rules with a lower value are evaluated before rules with a higher value.
  • rule_id - (Required) ID of the associated rule
  • type - (Optional) The rule type, either REGULAR, as defined by Rule, or RATE_BASED, as defined by RateBasedRule. The default is REGULAR. If you add a RATE_BASED rule, you need to set type as RATE_BASED.

Attributes Reference

In addition to all arguments above, the following attributes are exported:

  • id - The ID of the WAF WebACL.

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