You are browsing documentation for an outdated plugin version.
Looking for the plugin's configuration parameters? You can find them in the Bot Detection configuration reference doc.
Use the Bot Detection plugin to protect a service or a route from the most common bots,
and set up allow and deny lists for custom clients.
Note: We have deprecated the usage of
blacklist in favor of
deny. This change may require Admin API requests to be updated.
The plugin already includes a basic list of rules that will be checked on every request. You can find this list on GitHub at https://github.com/Kong/kong/blob/master/kong/plugins/bot-detection/rules.lua.