IP ban on http not possible?

I am in the process of learning to work with SSL and certificates. I already had an ip address pounding on the door according to my HA log.
So in the meantime I want to use ip_ban_enabled and login_attempts_treshold settings. HA fails to load and HA log shows the following error:

[login_attempts_treshold] is an invalid option for [http]

Looks like http can not handle ip bans. Does it only work with https? Any way to enforce ip bans with http? Or can I manually block ip adresses for the moment?


You are missing an h
It should be:

O jeez, that is really stupid…
Thanks and apologize.