NGINX Documentation

NGINX WAF

Protect against Layer 7 attacks such as SQLi, XSS, CSRF, LFI, RFI, and more. The NGINX web application firewall (WAF) is built on ModSecurity 3.0.

Installation Instructions

  1. Install the NGINX WAF module.

    For Amazon Linux, CentOS, Oracle Linux, and RHEL:

    $ yum install nginx-plus-module-modsecurity
    

    For Debian and Ubuntu:

    $ apt-get install nginx-plus-module-modsecurity
    

    For SLES:

    $ zypper install nginx-plus-module-modsecurity
    
  2. Put the load_module directive in the top‑level (“main”) context of NGINX Plus configuration file, nginx.conf:

    load_module modules/ngx_http_modsecurity_module.so;
    
  3. Perform additional configuration as required by the module.

  4. Reload NGINX Plus to enable the module:

    $ nginx -t && nginx -s reload
    

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