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Updated on 2024-03-21 GMT+08:00

Creating a Reference Table to Configure Protection Metrics In Batches

This topic describes how to create a reference table to batch configure protection metrics of a single type, such as Path, User Agent, IP, Params, Cookie, Referer, and Header. A reference table can be referenced by CC attack protection rules and precise protection rules.

When you configure a CC attack protection rule or precise protection rule, if the Logic field in the Trigger list is set to Include any value, Exclude any value, Equal to any value, Not equal to any value, Prefix is any value, Prefix is not any value, Suffix is any value, or Suffix is not any value, you can select an appropriate reference table from the Content drop-down list.

If you have enabled enterprise projects, ensure that you have all operation permissions for the project where your WAF instance locates. Then, you can select the project from the Enterprise Project drop-down list and configure protection policies for the domain names in the project.


You have added your website to a policy.


This function is not supported in the standard edition.

Application Scenarios

Reference tables can be used for configuring multiple protection fields in CC attack protection and precise protection rules.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner of the management console and select a region or project.
  3. Click in the upper left corner and choose Web Application Firewall under Security.
  4. In the navigation pane on the left, choose Policies.
  5. Click the name of the target policy to go to the protection configuration page.
  6. In the CC Attack Protection or Precise Protection area, click Customize Rule.
  7. Click Reference Table Management in the upper left corner of the list.
  8. On the Reference Table Management page, click Add Reference Table.
  9. In the Add Reference Table dialog box, specify the parameters by referring to Table 1.

    Figure 1 Adding a reference table
    Table 1 Parameter description



    Example Value


    Table name you entered



    • Path: A URL to be protected, excluding a domain name
    • User Agent: A user agent of the scanner to be protected
    • IP: An IP address of the visitor to be protected.
    • Params: A request parameter to be protected
    • Cookie: A small piece of data to identify web visitors
    • Referer: A user-defined request resource

      For example, if the protected path is /admin/xxx and you do not want visitors to be able to access it from, set Value to

    • Header: A user-defined HTTP header



    Value of the corresponding Type. Wildcards are not allowed.


    Click Add to add more than one value.


  10. Click Confirm. You can then view the added reference table in the reference table list.

Related Operations

  • To modify a reference table, click Modify in the row containing the reference table.
  • To delete a reference table, click Delete in the row containing the reference table.