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Create the Custom Policy Configuration File

This procedure describes how to create a custom policy configuration file. At the end of this procedure, you can download the complete file.

  1. Open a new text file, and create policy, before, and pointcut elements.

  2. Create policy, ID, and policyName elements to track the policy for analytics.

    <policy xmlns=""
            policyName="Regex Filter"
  3. Add a before section to execute on every request to the API before the actual API services are called. The after section is not needed; return results need no processing.

  4. Include a filter element in the before section that references an element named Expression. This filter element has a name property that matches the referenced element.

    The expression parameter specifies the filtering conditions and the targeted element to filter. The YAML file defines these parameters, which are wrapped in {{curly brackets}} in the XML configuration file: {{regexFilter}} is used as the filtering condition. {{queryParamm}} is used to construct expression that references the desired query parameter.

  5. Include a message filter, which is a standard Mule element, to filter the incoming request. This element does not actually define the filter logic, but references the Expression element that specifies the filter’s behavior.

  6. Add an onUnaccepted property in the opening tag of the filter element in the before section references the policyViolation element.

    <!-- This executes right after the inbound endpoint of the application -->
      <mule:message-filter xmlns:mule="" onUnaccepted="policyViolation">
        <mule:filter ref="Expression"/>

    When the criteria specified by the filter is not matched, this property calls and executes the referenced element.

  7. Save the file using a .xml extension.

Download Example Files

Download mypolicy.xml example policy configuration file.