I've just installed UFW 0.35 on Ubuntu 16.04:

root@localhost:/etc# ufw --version
ufw 0.35
Copyright 2008-2015 Canonical Ltd.


root@localhost:/etc# ufw app list
Available applications:

I would like to allow access to Apache on both port 80 and 443, with the command

$ ufw allow "Apache Full"

but I got an error

ERROR: Could not find a profile matching 'Apache Full'
  • ufw allow http and ufw allow https work for me. You can also just specify the ports - ufw allow 80 and ufw allow 443 - the "service names" or "profiles" are there for convenience, and simply specify default port numbers.
    – ivanivan
    Commented Aug 4, 2018 at 15:54
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    @ivanivan:  That looks like an answer.  Please post answers as answers, not as comments. Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 2:36
  • @G-Man possible, but it felt more comment-ish when I typed it.
    – ivanivan
    Commented Aug 5, 2018 at 2:52
  • the profile is created by apache after its installation, so its better to install the firewall after the apache, then the profile is available
    – en Peris
    Commented Aug 6, 2018 at 6:42

2 Answers 2


You are likely receiving that error because there has not been a profile created for 'Apache Full'. You can see which profiles exist on your system by checking the directory:


To create a profile known as 'Apache Full' create a file in the above directory using the following syntax (from the man page):

     [Apache Full]

Next, you will update ufw app:

ufw app update "Apache Full"

Now you should be able to run the command from your question:

ufw allow "Apache Full"

To confirm that your profile is included in ufw's rules run:

ufw status
  • What is the type of the file?
    – Offir
    Commented Sep 22, 2019 at 15:26
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    I'm not sure which file you're asking about but the application profiles are stored in a plain text, flat file in the /etc/ufw/applications.d/ directory.
    – Jeff
    Commented Sep 23, 2019 at 19:24
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    Didn't quite work for me on Debian 10.3! I had to replace the last line by ports=80/tcp|443/tcp
    – ccoutinho
    Commented Feb 23, 2020 at 0:37
  • Could be all on /etc/ufw/applications.d/apache2-utils.ufw.profile. Try better with sudo ufw app list, then for eg sudo ufw app info Apache Secure
    – Pablo A
    Commented Feb 17 at 5:56

Instead of

ufw allow "Apache Full"

you should use,

ufw allow "WWW Full"

You have to look in your /etc/ufw/applications.d/ dictionary which file is available. Maybe it is called "Http Full".

  • I use Lubuntu 20_04 and I have WWW WWW Cache WWW Full WWW Secure: After ufw allow "WWW Full" and ufw status I get an inactive status.
    – Timo
    Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 11:12

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