Solved: 403 with uptime robot, 360 Monitor, etc without using IP address

I recently solved a problem with getting an intermittent 403 error with uptime monitoring services. It may be difficult to add every possible IP address and configure bypass rules for these services. What I did was create a specific page for the uptime service to monitor. For example www.example.com/service/

Then I created a WAF rule to skip all other rules when anyone tries to access /service/

By looking at the event log, I can also see which IP addresses are being used by these services in case I want to narrow access to that URL. Although I’m not sure this is necessary at the Cloudflare level since I have both server and website firewalls installed.

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