URL Maps

The input controls at the top of this page are described here: Policies & Rules Entry Administration. Specific editing of a URL Map is described below.


This page specifies a list of URLs and the security policies assigned to them.

Every incoming HTTP/S request targets a specific URL. Curiefense finds the best match for that URL in the URL Maps, and applies the security policies defined for it.

The "best match" is determined by regex evaluation. The order in which the URLs are listed in the interface does not matter.

Components of a URL Map

A URL Map consists of:

  • Host definition: The (sub)domain(s) within which the Path Maps will be found.

  • Path Maps: one or more paths, and the security policies which will be applied to them.

The Default URL Map

Every Curiefense deployment includes a default URL Map. If a request does not match any other URL Map, the default one is applied.

To ensure that a default always exists, the Matching Name and Path Map for this URL Map are not editable.

Creating a URL Map

To add a new URL Map, use the buttons at the top of the window to duplicate an existing one or create a new one. Then fill in these fields.




The name of the URL Map for internal use.

Matching Names

A regex for the subdomain(s) and/or domain(s).

When you create or revise a URL Map, each combination of Matching Name and Path Map must be unique. For this reason, when a new URL Map is created, the UI generates a unique Matching Name.

This should be changed to a correct value before the URL Map is saved.

Editing its Path Maps

A new URL Map will include a default Path Map. Clicking on it, or on the expand button at the end of its listing, will expand it for editing.

To add a new Path Map, select an existing one, expand it, and select Fork Profile at the bottom. The existing one will be cloned, and the new one will be displayed for editing.

Note that the buttons at the top of the window are for administering URL Maps (which generally correspond to domains). Administering Path Maps (for paths and URLs within the specified domain) is done in the middle of the window.

Path Map Fields




A descriptive label for use within the interface.


An expression for the path, expressed as PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expressions). See warning below.


The WAF Policy applied to this path. Its name will be displayed in green if it is active; if displayed in red, it is currently disabled.


The ACL Policy applied to this path. Its name will be displayed in green if it is active; if displayed in red, it is currently disabled.


The number of Rate Limits assigned to this resource.

Ensure that URL Maps do not overlap. In other words, for every domain defined in a Matching Name, ensure that every possible path within it cannot match more than one Match expression. If an incoming request matches more than one Path Map definition, there is no way to predict which of them Curiefense will use when enforcing security policies.

In addition to editing the fields discussed above, the Path Mapping dialog also provides the ability to:

  • Activate or deactivate the WAF Policy (by toggling its Active Mode checkbox).

  • Activate or deactivate the ACL Policy (by toggling its Active Mode checkbox).

  • Assign an existing Rate Limit rule to this Path Map, via the + button or selecting the link ("To attach an existing rule, click here."), then selecting add. (The + button will only be shown if there are unassigned Rate Limit rules available.)

  • Create a new Rate Limit rule for this Path Map, by selecting the link ("To create a new rate-limit rule, click here.")

  • Remove an assigned Rate Limit Rule by selecting remove.

  • Create a copy of this Path Map, and open it for editing, via the Fork Profile button.