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Define WAF exceptions in the dashboard

  1. Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard, and select your account and website.

  2. Go to Security > WAF > Managed rules.

  3. Click Add exception.

  4. Enter a name for the exception.

    The Add exception page in the Cloudflare dashboard

  5. In When incoming requests match, specify a filter expression that defines the conditions for applying the WAF exception. The filter expression uses the Rules language.

  6. In Then, select the exception type that determines which rules to skip:

    • Skip all remaining rules — Skips all remaining rules of WAF Managed Rulesets.
    • Skip specific rules from a Managed Ruleset — Click Select rules to select the specific rules to skip. Learn more about searching and selecting Managed Ruleset rules.
  7. To save and deploy your exception, click Deploy. If you are not ready to deploy your exception, click Save as Draft.