Hi, I have a rule that challenges all direct traffic so some good unknown bots are blocked.
How can I allow ads bidding bots such as the two below? Is there anything else I should allow?
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; TTD-Content; +https://www.thetradedesk.com/general/ttd-content)
Thank you for asking.
Using a Firewall Rule like if User-agent contains criteo or User-agent conzains ttd-content, method “allow” and make sure it’s the 1st rule from the above on the Firewall Rules list.
In picture as an example:
Firewall Rule expression:
(http.user_agent contains "criteo") or (http.user_agent contains "ttd-content")
Otherwise, if you experience it’s sill being blocked or challenged and does show up at your Security → Overview as a Firewall Events, you could allow Criteo ASN by adding
AS44788 (ASN-CRITEO-EUROPE) to the Security → WAF → Tools → IP Access Rules with the action “allow” for your Website.
Also, it’s not a “good verified bot” yet, so I think there could be some catches:
About Bot Fight Mode:
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How to enable Bot Fight Mode:
You can enable Bot Fight Mode in the Firewall > Settings area of your Cloudflare Dashboard:
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How to create a bypass rule for SBFM?
In short, you can’t ; however, there is one workaround that might work for some setups.
IP Access Rules can allow you to exclude an IP or set of IPs from being challenged by SBFM; however, this carries a few issues:
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Thank you very much. Do I have to find all ads bidding bots and allow them one by one? I searched online but couldn’t find a list of them.
Is it safe to allow path “/ads.
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