NGINX Documentation


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 following directive in the top-level (“main”) context of the main NGINX Plus configuration file, /etc/nginx/nginx.conf:

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

  4. Reload NGINX Plus to enable the module:

    $ nginx -t && nginx -s reload