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Querying Magic Firewall Samples with GraphQL

In this example, we're going to use the GraphQL Analytics API to query for Magic Firewall Samples over a specified time period.

The following API call will request Magic Firewall Samples over a one hour period, and output the requested fields. Be sure to replace CLOUDFLARE_ACCOUNT_ID, CLOUDFLARE_EMAIL, and CLOUDFLARE_API_KEY with your zone tag and API credentials, and adjust the datetime_geg and datetime_leq values to your liking.

API Call

PAYLOAD='{ "query":
"query MFWActivity {
viewer {
accounts(filter: { accountTag: $accountTag }) {
magicFirewallSamplesAdaptiveGroups(
filter: $filter
limit: 10
orderBy: [datetimeFiveMinute_DESC]
) {
sum {
bits
packets
}
dimensions {
datetimeFiveMinute
ruleId
}
}
}
}
}",
"variables": {
"accountTag": "$CLOUDFLARE_ACCOUNT_ID",
"filter": {
"datetime_geq": "2021-04-24T11:00:00Z",
"datetime_leq": "2021-04-24T12:00:00Z"
}
}
}'
curl \
-X POST \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "X-Auth-Email: CLOUDFLARE_EMAIL" \
-H "X-Auth-key: CLOUDFLARE_API_KEY" \
--data "$(echo $PAYLOAD)" \
https://api.cloudflare.com/client/v4/graphql/

The returned values represent the total number of packets and bits received during the five minute interval for a particular rule. The result will be in JSON (as requested), so piping the output to jq will make it easier to read, e.g.,:

curl \
-X POST \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "X-Auth-Email: CLOUDFLARE_EMAIL" \
-H "X-Auth-key: CLOUDFLARE_API_KEY" \
--data "$(echo $PAYLOAD)" \
https://api.cloudflare.com/client/v4/graphql/ | jq .
{
"data": {
"viewer": {
"accounts": [
{
"magicFirewallSamplesAdaptiveGroups": [
{
sum: { bits: 327680, packets: 16384 },
dimensions: {
datetimeFiveMinute: '2021-05-12T22:00-00:00',
ruleId: 'bdfa8f8f0ae142b4a70ef15f6160e532'
}
},
{
sum: { bits: 360448, packets: 8192 },
dimensions: {
datetimeFiveMinute: '2021-05-12T22:05-00:00',
ruleId: 'bdfa8f8f0ae142b4a70ef15f6160e532'
}
},
{
sum: { bits: 327680, packets: 8192 },
dimensions: {
datetimeFiveMinute: '2021-05-12T22:05-00:00',
ruleId: 'bdfa8f8f0ae142b4a70ef15f6160e532'
}
},
{
sum: { bits: 360448, packets: 8192 },
dimensions: {
datetimeFiveMinute: '2021-05-12T22:20-00:00',
ruleId: 'bdfa8f8f0ae142b4a70ef15f6160e532'
}
},
{
sum: { bits: 327680, packets: 8192 },
dimensions: {
datetimeFiveMinute: '2021-05-12T22:20-00:00',
ruleId: 'bdfa8f8f0ae142b4a70ef15f6160e532'
}
}
]
}
]
}
},
"errors": null
}