Common request parameters

Common request parameters must be included in all WAF API requests.

Table 1. Common request parameters
Parameter Type Required Description
Format String Yes The format in which to return the response. Valid values:
  • JSON (default)
  • XML
Version String No The version number of the API, in the format of YYYY-MM-DD. Set this value to


AccessKeyId String No The AccessKey ID provided to you by Alibaba Cloud.
Signature String No The signature string in the API request.
SignatureMethod String No The encryption method of the signature string. Set the value to


Timestamp String No The UTC time when the request is signed. The timestamp follows the ISO8601 standard and is in the format of YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ.

For example, 20:00:00 on January 10, 2013 (UTC+8) is written as 2013-01-10T12:00:00Z.

SignatureVersion String No The version of the signature encryption algorithm. Set the value to


SignatureNonce String No A unique, random number used to prevent replay attacks.

You must use different numbers for multiple requests.

ResourceOwnerAccount String Yes The account that owns the resource to be accessed by the current request.
Sample requests

Common response parameters

API responses use the HTTP response format where a 2xx status code indicates a successful call and a 4xx or 5xx status code indicates a failed call. Response data can be returned in either the JSON or XML format. You can specify the response format when you are making the request. The default response format is XML.

Every response returns a unique RequestId (request ID) regardless of whether the call is successful.
  • XML format
    <?xml xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"? > 
        <!--Result Root Node-->
        <Operation Name+Response>
            <!-Return Request Tag-->
            <!-Return Result Data-->
        </Operation Name+Response>
  • JSON format
        /*Return Result Data*/