[ aws . waf ]




This is AWS WAF Classic documentation. For more information, see AWS WAF Classic in the developer guide.

For the latest version of AWS WAF , use the AWS WAFV2 API and see the AWS WAF Developer Guide . With the latest version, AWS WAF has a single set of endpoints for regional and global use.

Permanently deletes a RateBasedRule . You can’t delete a rule if it’s still used in any WebACL objects or if it still includes any predicates, such as ByteMatchSet objects.

If you just want to remove a rule from a WebACL , use UpdateWebACL .

To permanently delete a RateBasedRule from AWS WAF, perform the following steps:

  • Update the RateBasedRule to remove predicates, if any. For more information, see UpdateRateBasedRule .

  • Use GetChangeToken to get the change token that you provide in the ChangeToken parameter of a DeleteRateBasedRule request.

  • Submit a DeleteRateBasedRule request.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--rule-id <value>
--change-token <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--rule-id (string)

The RuleId of the RateBasedRule that you want to delete. RuleId is returned by CreateRateBasedRule and by ListRateBasedRules .

--change-token (string)

The value returned by the most recent call to GetChangeToken .

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


ChangeToken -> (string)

The ChangeToken that you used to submit the DeleteRateBasedRule request. You can also use this value to query the status of the request. For more information, see GetChangeTokenStatus .