The Web App Firewall configuration interfaces

May 24, 2018

All hardware and virtual versions can be configured and managed from command line interface or GUI interface. All Citrix ADC features can be configured using either of these tools. The Citrix Web App Firewall is an exception: not all Web App Firewall configuration tasks can be performed at the command line. Inexperienced users also find the GUI easier to use. In particular, the Web App Firewall wizard considerably reduces the complexity of configuring the Web App Firewall. Unlike most Citrix ADC wizards, the Web App Firewall wizard can serve as your primary interface to the Web App Firewall.

The command line interface is a modified UNIX shell based on the FreeBSD bash shell. To configure the Web App Firewall from the command line interface, you type commands at the prompt and press Enter. For instructions for using the command line interface, see Command Reference.

The GUI is a web-based GUI interface to the appliance. The Web App Firewall configuration section is found under Security > Web App Firewall. The below image shows the navigation pane expanded to display the Web App Firewall screens, and in the detail pane the main Web App Firewall screen.

GUI screen

The GUI has two main areas on all screens. The panel othe left, called the navigation pane, contains a navigation tree, from which you configure the features that are installed on your appliance. The screens to which you navigate appear to the right of the navigation pane, in the details pane.

When you access the GUI, the details pane displays the System Overview screen. In the Web App Firewall node, you can click the first element, Profiles, the details pane displays the configured profiles. If any profiles have been configured. At the bottom of the details pane, you can click Add to configure a new profile. Other buttons at the bottom of the details pane are grayed out until you select an existing profile. Screens for the other elements work in the same way.

If you click the node, the details pane displays different options, as shown in the below image. Citrix recommends that you use the wizard for initial configuration. It includes most of the functionality that is available elsewhere in the GUI.

For information and instructions on accessing the GUI, see Citrix ADC Getting Started Guide.

The Web App Firewall configuration interfaces