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Configure WAF rate liming rule for Azure Front Door endpoint

Last updated: 29-04-2021

This template configures a WAF rule for Azure Front Door to rate limit incoming traffic for a given frontend host.

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Parameter Name Description
wafPolicyName The name of the WAF policy
wafMode Describes if it is in detection mode or prevention mode at policy level.
rateLimitDurationInMinutes Defines rate limit duration. Default - 1 minute.
rateLimitThreshold Defines rate limit thresold.
rateLimitAction Type of Action based on the match filter. Must be Allow, Block or Log.
ipMatch The operator to be matched.

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface