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Add rule to ruleset

Adds a single rule to an existing ruleset. Use this endpoint to add a rule without having to include all the existing ruleset rules in the request.

Use one of the following API endpoints:

OperationMethod + Endpoint
Create an account ruleset rulePOST /accounts/{account_id}/rulesets/{ruleset_id}/rules
Create a zone ruleset rulePOST /zones/{zone_id}/rulesets/{ruleset_id}/rules

Include the rule definition in the request body.

By default, the rule will be added to the end of the existing list of rules in the ruleset. To define a specific position for the rule, include a position object in the request body according to the guidelines in Change the order of a rule in a ruleset.

Invoking this method creates a new version of the ruleset.

​​ Example

The following example adds a rule to ruleset {ruleset_id} of zone {zone_id}. The ruleset ID was previously obtained using the List zone rulesets operation, and corresponds to the entry point ruleset for the http_request_firewall_custom phase.


curl{zone_id}/rulesets/{ruleset_id}/rules \
--header "Authorization: Bearer <API_TOKEN>" \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--data '{
"action": "js_challenge",
"expression": "( eq \"GB\" or eq \"FR\") or cf.threat_score > 0",
"description": "challenge GB and FR or based on IP Reputation"

The response includes the complete ruleset after adding the rule.


"result": {
"id": "<RULESET_ID>",
"name": "Zone Ruleset 1",
"description": "My phase entry point ruleset at the zone level",
"kind": "zone",
"version": "11",
"rules": [
"id": "<RULE_ID_1>",
"version": "1",
"action": "challenge",
"expression": "not http.request.uri.path matches \"^/api/.*$\"",
"last_updated": "2020-11-23T11:36:24.192361Z",
"ref": "<RULE_REF_1>",
"enabled": true
"id": "<NEW_RULE_ID>",
"version": "1",
"action": "js_challenge",
"expression": "( eq \"GB\" or eq \"FR\") or cf.threat_score > 0",
"description": "challenge GB and FR or based on IP Reputation",
"last_updated": "2021-06-22T12:35:58.144683Z",
"ref": "<NEW_RULE_REF>",
"enabled": true
"last_updated": "2021-06-22T12:35:58.144683Z",
"phase": "http_request_firewall_custom"
"success": true,
"errors": [],
"messages": []