My AWS WAF is blocking traffic coming from Detectify

If the Detectify User-Agent is being caught by the AWS WAF filter, you will need to:

  • allow the traffic coming from our IP addresses in your WAF or,

  • create a rule in AWS ACL based on the Bot Header that would allow traffic from us. 

If you decide to go for the latter, here’s a short guide on how to set it up:

1. Go to Services -> AWS Firewall Manager and choose “String and Regex matching” under Web ACLs

2. Create a filter using the settings shown below:

3. Go to Rules and create a rule with the condition including the filter:

4.  After the rule is set up, you can edit your ingress WEB ACL to include that rule to allow traffic from us.

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