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API Firewall Changelog

This page describes new releases of Wallarm API Firewall.

v0.6.14 (2023-11-23)

  • Introduced new environment variables to limit GraphQL queries: APIFW_GRAPHQL_MAX_ALIASES_NUM and APIFW_GRAPHQL_FIELD_DUPLICATION.

  • Implemented more detailed responses for requests that do not match mounted specifications in the API non-proxy mode.

v0.6.13 (2023-09-08)

v0.6.12 (2023-08-04)

  • Ability to set the general API Firewall mode using the APIFW_MODE environment variable. The default value is PROXY. When set to API, you can validate individual API requests based on a provided OpenAPI specification without further proxying.

  • Introduced the ability to allow OPTIONS requests for endpoints specified in the OpenAPI, even if the OPTIONS method is not explicitly defined. This can be achieved using the APIFW_PASS_OPTIONS variable. The default value is false.

  • Introduced a feature that allows control over whether requests should be identified as non-matching the specification if their parameters do not align with those outlined in the OpenAPI specification. It is set to true by default.

    This can be controlled through the APIFW_SHADOW_API_UNKNOWN_PARAMETERS_DETECTION variable in PROXY mode and via the APIFW_API_MODE_UNKNOWN_PARAMETERS_DETECTION variable in API mode.

  • The new logging level mode TRACE to log incoming requests and API Firewall responses, including their content. This level can be set using the APIFW_LOG_LEVEL environment variable.

  • Dependency updates

  • Bug fixes

v0.6.11 (2023-02-10)

v0.6.10 (2022-12-15)

v0.6.9 (2022-09-12)

  • Upgrade Go to 1.19

  • Upgrade other dependencies

  • Fix bugs of Shadow API detection and denylist processing

  • Delete the Apifw-Request-Id header from responses returned by API Firewall

  • Add compatibility of the Ingress object with Kubernetes 1.22

  • Terminate logging of incoming requests matching API specification at the INFO log level

v0.6.8 (2022-04-11)

New features

v0.6.7 (2022-01-25)

Wallarm API Firewall is now open source. There are the following related changes in this release:

  • API Firewall source code and related open source license are published

  • GitHub workflow for binary, Helm chart and Docker image building is implemented

v0.6.6 (2021-12-09)

New features

Bug fixes

v0.6.5 (2021-10-12)

New features

  • Configuration of the maximum number of the fasthttp clients (via the environment variable APIFW_SERVER_CLIENT_POOL_CAPACITY).

  • Health checks on the 9667 port of the API Firewall container (the port can be changed via the environment variable APIFW_HEALTH_HOST).

Instructions on running the API Firewall with new environment variables

Bug fixes

v0.6.4 (2021-08-18)

New features

  • Added monitoring for Shadow API endpoints. API Firewall operating in the LOG_ONLY mode for both the requests and responses marks all endpoints that are not included in the specification and are returning the code different from 404 as the shadow ones. You can exclude response codes indicating shadow endpoints using the environment variable APIFW_SHADOW_API_EXCLUDE_LIST.

  • Configuration of the HTTP response status code returned by API Firewall to blocked requests (via the environment variable APIFW_CUSTOM_BLOCK_STATUS_CODE).

  • Ability to return the header containing the reason for the request blocking (via the environment variable APIFW_ADD_VALIDATION_STATUS_HEADER). This feature is experimental.

  • Configuration of the API Firewall log format (via the environment variable APIFW_LOG_FORMAT).

Instructions on running the API Firewall with new environment variables


  • Optimized validation of the OpenAPI 3.0 specification due to added fastjson parser.

  • Added support for fasthttp.

v0.6.2 (2021-06-22)

  • The first release!