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Delete a rule in a ruleset

Deletes a single rule in a ruleset at the account or zone level.

Use one of the following API endpoints:

OperationMethod + Endpoint
Delete an individual rule (account)DELETE /accounts/{account-id}/rulesets/{ruleset-id}/rules/{rule-id}
Delete an individual rule (zone)DELETE /zones/{zone-id}/rulesets/{ruleset-id}/rules/{rule-id}

If the delete operation succeeds, the API method call returns a 200 OK HTTP status code with the complete ruleset in the response body.


The following example deletes rule {rule-id-1} belonging to ruleset {ruleset-id}.

curl -X DELETE \
-H "X-Auth-Email:" \
-H "X-Auth-Key: REDACTED" \
"result": {
"id": "{ruleset-id}",
"name": "Custom Ruleset 1",
"description": "My first custom ruleset",
"kind": "custom",
"version": "12",
"rules": [
"id": "{rule-id-2}",
"version": "2",
"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": "2021-07-22T12:54:58.144683Z",
"ref": "{rule-ref-2}",
"enabled": true
"last_updated": "2021-07-22T12:54:58.144683Z",
"phase": "http_request_firewall_custom"
"success": true,
"errors": [],
"messages": []

The response includes the complete ruleset after deleting the rule.