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Help needed for irule to deny wildcard uri with exceptions


Hi folks,


Need your advise on creating an irule for the below requirement


need to block the following uri* with an exception if SAML appears in the URI


like lets say should be allowed but all other URI's with /cloud should be blocked


Thanks in advance.


F5 Employee
F5 Employee

Use a Local Traffic Policy with a First Match strategy.


K15085:  Overview of the Local Traffic Policies feature (11.4.0 - 12.0.0)


Create a rule with conditions

hostname is

HTTP URI begins with cloud

HTTP URI contains saml


that forwards traffic to the pool




Create a second rule to redirect requests starting with cloud to somewhere else (or drop the request)




Finally add a final default rule that forwards all requests to the pool.



Order your rules so that they match in correct order:


Works perfectly. Thanks a lot Simon 🙂