Actions

Actions are the mechanism for responding to requests that match the criteria you define in a firewall rule.

The table below describes the actions you can assign to your rules. These actions are listed in the default evaluation sequence applied by Firewall Rules when looking for a match.

Action Description
Log - Action available to Enterprise customers only
- Logs matching requests in Enterprise Log Share (ELS)
- Recommended for testing rule effectiveness before committing to a more severe action
Allow - Matching requests are allowed to access the site, as long as no other Cloudflare Firewall features block the request, such as IP Firewall or Access Rules
Challenge (Captcha) - User has to pass a Google reCaptcha Challenge before proceeding
- If successful, Cloudflare accepts the matched request; otherwise, it is blocked
JS Challenge - User has to pass a Cloudflare Javascript Challenge before proceeding
- If successful, Cloudflare accepts the matched request; otherwise, it is blocked
Block Block matching requests from accessing the site