Is it possible to white list an IP address in mod_security?

I found white ist whole domain name in mod_security. But I want to white list only the administrator IP.

OS: CentOS 6 Server: Apache httpd 2.15 Mod Security: Version 2.7

3 Answers 3


Found the way.

vim /etc/httpd/modsecurity.d/activated_rules/modsecurity_crs_10_whitelist.conf

And add this line:

SecRule REMOTE_ADDR "^192\.168\.50\.1$" phase:1,log,allow,ctl:ruleEngine=Off,id:999945

I use modsec version 3 and in my case there wasn't a modsec configuration file in the location /etc/httpd/modsecurity.d/activated_rules/modsecurity_crs_10_whitelist.conf but there was one in:


in this file the following example is given:

# ModSec Rule Exclusion: Disable Rule Engine for known ASV IP
SecRule REMOTE_ADDR "@ipMatch" \

If you are under a load Balancer use:

SecRule REQUEST_HEADERS:X-Forwarded-For "@Contains" phase:1,nolog,allow,pass,ctl:ruleEngine=off,id:1

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