Reference

add acl

Add a value to an ACL expression or file.

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An ACL is split into four parts:

  • a name for the ACL, which you choose
  • a fetch to collect information from the client’s session
  • optional flags
  • a value to match against

In the example below, we mark these parts:

haproxy
frontend www
bind :80
# name fetch flags value
acl static_url path -i -m beg /images/
haproxy
frontend www
bind :80
# name fetch flags value
acl static_url path -i -m beg /images/

Here, there is initially one value, /images/. Use add acl to add another value.

You can also store values in a file and then reference that file in an acl statement by using the -f /path/to/file flag. Use the add acl command to add a new entry to the file. Note that this only adds it to the load balancer’s runtime memory and not to the file on disk.

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Use add acl to add the value /scripts/. Specify the acl file using either the path or the ID. Here we specify the ID of the ACL:

bash
echo "add acl #0 /scripts/" | \
sudo socat stdio tcp4-connect:127.0.0.1:9999
bash
echo "add acl #0 /scripts/" | \
sudo socat stdio tcp4-connect:127.0.0.1:9999

This updates the ACL so that it represents this expression:

haproxy
frontend www
bind :80
acl static_url path -i -m beg /images/ /scripts/
haproxy
frontend www
bind :80
acl static_url path -i -m beg /images/ /scripts/

In the next example, we add the value /stylesheets/ to the ACL file /etc/hapee-2.8/paths.acl.

bash
echo "add acl /etc/hapee-2.8/paths.acl /stylesheets/" | \
sudo socat stdio tcp4-connect:127.0.0.1:9999
bash
echo "add acl /etc/hapee-2.8/paths.acl /stylesheets/" | \
sudo socat stdio tcp4-connect:127.0.0.1:9999

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