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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By : Yohan Wadia
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By: Yohan Wadia

Overview of this book

Many businesses are moving from traditional data centers to AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of both simple and tedious tasks. Whether you are a seasoned system admin or a rookie, this book will help you to learn all the skills you need to work with the AWS cloud. This book guides you through some of the most popular AWS services, such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, EFS, CloudTrail, Redshift, EMR, Data Pipeline, and IoT using a simple, real-world, application-hosting example. This book will also enhance your application delivery skills with the latest AWS services, such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline, to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. Each chapter is designed to provide you with maximal information about each AWS service, coupled with easy to follow, hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Getting started with WAF

In this section, we are going to look at a few simple and easy-to-follow steps for getting started with AWS WAF. For demonstration purposes, we will be leveraging the same environments and application that we deployed from our previous chapter here, so, if you haven't gone through the use case, this might be a good time for a quick revisit!

In the previous chapter, we leveraged Elastic Beanstalk as well as Elastic File System services to deploy a scalable and highly available WordPress application over the internet. In this section, we will leverage the same setup and secure it even further by introducing AWS WAF into it. Why use WAF for our WordPress application? Well, the simplest answer is to completely abstract the security checks from the underlying web server instance(s), and instead place the security checks at the point of entry of our application, as depicted in the following diagram:

To get started, you will first need to ensure that your WordPress application...