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Create custom rules in the dashboard

Create custom rules in Security > WAF > Custom rules.

Create a custom rule

To create a new custom rule:

  1. Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard.

  2. Select the Websites tab and choose the site for which you want to create a rule.

  3. Navigate to Security > WAF > Custom rules.

  4. Click Create Firewall rule.

  5. In the page that displays, enter a descriptive name for the rule in Rule name.

    Custom rule creation page in the Cloudflare dashboard

  6. Under If incoming requests match…, use the Field drop-down list to choose an HTTP property. For each request, the value of the property you choose for Field is compared to the value you specify for Value using the operator selected in Operator.

  7. Select the rule action from the Choose action drop-down list. For example, selecting Block tells Cloudflare to refuse requests that match the conditions you specified.

  8. To save and deploy your rule, click Save and Deploy. If you are not ready to deploy your rule, click Save as Draft.