Once you have successfully entered into the PowerWAF CDN interface, the first thing to do is to define the sites you are going to protect.
To do this, click on the “Protected sites” section to display the following interface:
Let’s suppose you want to secure the site www.example.com, which currently resolves to the IP address 192.168.0.15 and has an SSL certificate, so both http://www.example.com and https://www.example.com work correctly.
Then you would enter the following data:
Port: (leave empty)
And then press the “Add” button
Once the first site is added, you will see the following information:
Congratulations! You have already done half of the work!
Next you need to make a small modification to the DNS of your domain:
Basically what you need to do is:
- Log into your DNS server
- Delete the A record of the site you just added (in this case, www.example.com) that contains the current IP address.
- Create a CNAME with the same name (in this case www.example.com) containing the value displayed (in this example, route21.powerwaf.com).
This type of DNS record change takes approximately 4 hours to propagate, so after that time you should be working correctly with PowerWAF.
Do you need help? Don’t hesitate to contact us at our support email. We will be happy to assist you in this process.
All subdomains can be configured with the CNAME method. For this reason we recommend protecting sites such as www.example.com, intranet.example.com, clients.example.com, and so on.
The main domain, also called APEX zone, does not accept CNAME records.
For this reason we recommend always using the www version of your domain.
If you need to configure the APEX zone, please write a support email and we will explain how to do it.