Windows Apache Module Install


  • Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, or higher (64-bit)
  • Apache 2.4 (64-bit)
  • Verify you have installed the Next-Gen WAF Windows Agent. This will ensure the appropriate folder structure is in place on your file system.


  1. Download the Apache module from:

  2. Extract the Next-Gen WAF Apache Module from the .zip archive to your Apache modules directory, replacing PATH-TO-APACHE with the path to your Apache installation:

    $ unzip
    $ copy PATH-TO-APACHE\modules\
  3. Add the following line to your Apache configuration file (httpd.conf) after the Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) Support section to enable the Next-Gen WAF Apache module:

    LoadModule signalsciences_module modules/
  4. Test to confirm the configuration is correct, replacing MY-SERVICE-NAME with the name of your service:

    $ httpd.exe -n "MY-SERVICE-NAME" -t
  5. Start the Apache service as normal, for example:

    $ net start Apache2.4

    Or restart the Apache service with the following example command, replacing MY-SERVICE-NAME with the name of your service:

    $ httpd.exe -k restart -n "MY-SERVICE-NAME"

Next Steps

Verify the agent and module installation and explore module options.

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