How to Disable ModSecurity Rules for a Domain in Plesk

November 21, 2023 / Plesk

This article explains how to disable ModSecurity rules for a domain in Plesk.

Follow the steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. Select the “Tools & Settings” option.
    tools and settings
  3. Choose the “Security” category and click on the “Web Application Firewall (ModSecurity)” option.
    web application firewall (ModSecurity)
  4. Under the “General” tab, scroll down until you find the option “Switch off security rules”; enter the rule IDs (e.g., 340003), tags (e.g., CVE-2011-4898), or a regular expression (e.g., XSS) associated with the rules to be deactivated.
  5. Then click on the “OK” button.

Important note: The section for deactivating security rules is accessible solely when the web application firewall mode is configured as ON or Detection only.

That is it!

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