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Web Application Firewall:Manage bills

Last Updated:May 06, 2023

If you use a pay-as-you-go Web Application Firewall (WAF) 3.0 instance, daily bills are generated based on the maximum specifications that you configure and the amount of resources that are used on the current day. Fees are deducted from the balance of your Alibaba Cloud account. This topic describes how to query pay-as-you-go bills.

Background information

If you use a pay-as-you-go WAF 3.0 instance, you can go to the Bills page to view the details of your daily and hourly bills, including request processing fees and feature fees.

You are charged request processing fees based on the number of requests that are processed within each hour. You are charged feature fees based on the features that are enabled. WAF 3.0 charges you based on security capacity units (SeCUs). For information about the billing rules of pay-as-you-go WAF 3.0 instances, see Billing overview.


Bills of WAF 3.0 do not include the fees for the Log Service for WAF feature. The fees for the Log Service for WAF feature are included in the bills of Log Service. For more information about how to query the bills of Log Service, see Query bills.


A pay-as-you-go WAF 3.0 instance is purchased. For more information, see Purchase a pay-as-you-go WAF 3.0 instance.

Query the bills of WAF 3.0

  1. Log on to the WAF 3.0 console. In the top navigation bar, select the resource group and the region in which the WAF instance is deployed. You can select Chinese Mainland or Outside Chinese Mainland for the region.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Systems > Bills.

  3. On the Bills page, query the billing details.

    Data type


    Supported operation

    Estimated Bill for Today

    Displays the ratio of request processing fees to feature fees and the fees that are generated from 00:00:00 on the current day to the current time. The fees are generated on an hourly basis. The following billing units are supported: SeCU and USD.

    For example: if the current time is 12:15:00, the fees that are generated from 00:00:00 to 11:59:59 are displayed.

    Click the Switch icon icon to switch the billing unit between SeCU and USD.

    Enabled Features

    Displays the features that you enabled.

    If a green check mark is displayed in the lower-right corner of a protection feature icon, the protection feature is enabled.



    Displays daily bills.

    To view the details of a bill, find the bill whose details you want to view and click View Details in the Actions column. On the Bill Details page, you can view the details of the bill,

    including the details of the hourly bills for the current day.


    If the WAF instance is added to a sandbox, the bill for the current hour is not generated until the WAF instance is removed from the sandbox.