[Article proposal] Setting a WAF with modsecurity for nginx

Article Summary:

Showcase newly added nginx-mod-modsecurity package that is a connector for libmodsecurity (ModSecurity v3). modsecurity for httpd has been part of Fedora/RHEL since many years ago, so sould like to focus on nginx.

Article Description:
The proposal would be to briefly explain what a WAF does and how can help to secure webservers, introduce (lib)modsecurity and continue with installing nginx’s modsecurity conector nginx-mod-modsecurity.

The flow of the article could be:

  • What is a WAF?
  • What is modsecurity?
  • Configure libmodsecurity and nginx-mod-modsecurity
  • Create a custom rule to test the install
  • Extend with with new rules (pending on a proposal to mod_security_crs)
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A big +1! This sounds like a great article for Fedora Magazine.

+1 from me, @mikelo2
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