Navigating Sitecore Security: Unveiling Azure Firewall Challenges

In the realm of enterprise applications, the firewall stands as a pivotal guardian against potential threats. This blog delves into a specific scenario where Sitecore support facilitated the implementation of Web Application Firewall (WAF) on Microsoft Azure for a Sitecore Managed Website. With WAF in place, access to the App Service was restricted solely to the Firewall’s IP, resulting in a 403 Forbidden error. The intricacies of pinpointing the exact rule causing this restriction within Azure Firewall are explored.

Simple Web Architecture:

Note: This diagram is created only to explain the basic scenario for this blog post.
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