Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » Firewall not active on Openlitespeed Server

  • Ashwin singh



    I have been using Wordffence for a few years now. Recently I migrated my sites to Openlitespeed server.

    After migration, I configured the web application firewall using the wordffence message at the top.
    I verified this by checking the rewrite rules file and found all the codes added by Wordffence. After this, I thought in the next few hours the optimize web firewall will disappear and the firewall will be activated but the message is still active.
    My firewall score is 48% with a 16% loss due to “Optimize the Wordfence Firewall.” error.

    This is happening on both old and new WordPress install. I am using Cyberpanel to configure and manage my Openlitespeed server it is running CetOS 7

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  • wfdave


    Hi @singhashwin27,

    That message should immediately disappear when Wordfence detects that the Wordfence firewall has been successfully optimized.

    Can you go into Wordfence -> Tools -> Diagnostics -> Wordfence Firewall, and tell me what you see for:

    – WAF auto prepend active
    – wordfence-waf.php path

    For example:

    If the auto prepend active is not Yes, can you try a different system configuration when optimizing the firewall? The default option will create a .htaccess, but your site may require a .user.ini instead.


    Thread Starter Ashwin singh



    Thanks for replying.

    This is what I found in diagnostic center.
    WAF auto prepend active NO
    wordfence-waf.php path

    I have chosen the correct system Litespeed in the WAF firewall optimization center and also I have tried user.ini method a few times.

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