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  • 1.  Allow Pingdom

    Posted 08-10-2023 12:08


    I'm fairly new to ABP and am looking for advice on how to create a condition to allow the text "PingdomPageSpeed".  Currently this is causing mitigation under Bad User Agent.




    Tony Convertine
    Security Engineer
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
    Rolling Meadows IL

  • 2.  RE: Allow Pingdom

    Posted 08-11-2023 07:30

    Hello Tony.

    It really depends on where is the text (PingdomPageSpeed) that you want use in ABP policy. If this text is in the request body - then we can't catch it with ABP policy, since ABP analyze headers only. However if the text is located in headers, you could easily create a new condition based on header.

    Based on your description, I assume that you want to add an exception for specific user-agent which are classified as Bad User Agents by default condition. To archive this - you can add a new condition to the "Allow" directive like this:

    (matches headers.user_agent re"PingdomPageSpeed")

    More information:


    Bartosz Chmielewski

  • 3.  RE: Allow Pingdom

    Posted 08-11-2023 11:54

    Hello Bartosz,


    Looks good, appreciate the help!