How to Configure Application Shielding
Application shielding protects application servers from unauthorized traffic. Shields are implemented by utilizing cloud provider networking capabilities, eg. firewalls in Google or security groups in AWS. More information about application shielding is available on the Application Shielding reference page.
Configuring a shield will update inbound/ingress rules to permit http and https traffic from Webscale control and proxy servers as well as from whitelisted addresses configured for the application. Traffic from other addresses may be dropped once the shield is selected unless explicitly allowed by higher priority rules.
To follow these instructions, log in to your Webscale Control Panel and click the 3 vertical dots on the upper right corner of the box for the application you wish to edit.
On the menu that appears, click Edit. Then, click the Shielding botton on the left menu.
Once you have configured an Application Shield, it will show here.
Remove a shield
If you want to remove a shield, click the Remove button, then click OK on the confirmation that is shown.
Note:This action is permanent, you will have to recreate the shield if you wish to re-add it.
Add a new shield
To add a new shield, choose the provider from the Select a provider dropdown, then choose the shield type from the Select a shield dropdown. Once you’ve made your selections, click the Add Shield button to add the shield.
Add whitelist IPs to the Shields
Click the toggle to enable this setting and add the IPs you’ve whitelisted to the application shield, so they won’t be blocked by the shield. To disable this setting, click the toggle again.
- Introducing Application Shielding
- The Webscale Control Panel Dashboard
- How to Use the Traffic Viewer
- Logs on Webscale
- Security How-Tos
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