Deleting a Web ACL - Amazon WAF, Amazon Firewall Manager, and Amazon Shield Advanced
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Deleting a Web ACL


This is Amazon WAF Classic documentation. You should only use this version if you created Amazon WAF resources, like rules and web ACLs, in Amazon WAF prior to November 2019, and you have not migrated them over to the latest version yet. To migrate your resources, see Migrating your Amazon WAF Classic resources to Amazon WAF.

For the latest version of Amazon WAF, see Amazon WAF.

To delete a web ACL, you must remove the rules that are included in the web ACL and disassociate all CloudFront distributions and Application Load Balancers from the web ACL. Perform the following procedure.

To delete a web ACL
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the Amazon WAF console at

    If you see Switch to Amazon WAF Classic in the navigation pane, select it.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Web ACLs.

  3. Choose the name of the web ACL that you want to delete. This opens a page with the web ACL's details in the right pane.

  4. On the Rules tab in the right pane, choose Edit web ACL.

  5. To remove all rules from the web ACL, choose the x at the right of the row for each rule. This doesn't delete the rules from Amazon WAF Classic, it just removes the rules from this web ACL.

  6. Choose Update.

  7. Disassociate the web ACL from all CloudFront distributions and Application Load Balancers. On the Rules tab, under Amazon resources using this web ACL, choose the x for each API Gateway API, CloudFront distribution or Application Load Balancer.

  8. On the Web ACLs page, confirm that the web ACL that you want to delete is selected, and then choose Delete.