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Specific exceptions to the default rules of a firewall template can be defined when managing the firewall. Firewall templates can also be added to deployment templates if required. 

To manage a firewall template:

  1. Show the Resources page by clicking the Resources link in the top right hand corner of the screen.


     
  2. Click on the Firewalls tab.


     
  3. On the Firewall Templates widget, click on the name of the firewall template you want to manage. 

    The Manage Firewall Template dialog is displayed.


     
  4. Do one or more of the following:

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    Edit the name of the firewall template
    1. Click the button in the title bar.
    2. Edit the details as required.
    3. Click the button.
    Add the firewall template to your favouritesClick the button in the title bar. The icon changes to to indicate that the firewall template has been added to your favourites.
    Remove the firewall template from your favouritesClick the button in the title bar. The icon changes to to indicate that the firewall template has been removed from your favourites.
    Edit the default IN/OUT rules of the firewall template
    1. Click on the Configuration sub-tab.
    2. Click the button in the Configuration section.
    3. Edit the default rules as required.
    4. Click the button.
    Define specific exceptions to the default IN/OUT rules
    1. Click on the Configuration sub-tab.
    2. Scroll to the IN Rules or OUT Rules section as required.
    3. Specify the following for each exception you want to add:
      • Name - The name you want to give the rule.
      • Action - Whether the rule allows or denies traffic to or from a specific IP address.
      • IP address - The IP address that the rule applies to.
      • Mask - The mask of the IP address, if any.
      • State - Whether the rule is applied to new connections, existing connections, or all connections to or from the IP address.
      • Protocol - The protocol that the rule applies to.
    4. Click the button.
    Edit an exception to the default IN/OUT rules
    1. Click on the Configuration sub-tab.
    2. Scroll to the IN Rules or OUT Rules section as required.
    3. Click the button next to the exception you want to edit.
    4. Amend the following as required:
      • Name - The name you want to give the rule.
      • Action - Whether the rule allows or denies traffic to or from a specific IP address.
      • IP address - The IP address that the rule applies to.
      • Mask - The mask of the IP address, if any.
      • State - Whether the rule is applied to new connections, existing connections, or all connections to or from the IP address.
      • Protocol - The protocol that the rule applies to.
    5. Click the button.
    Delete an exception to the default IN/OUT rules
    1. Click on the Configuration sub-tab.
    2. Scroll to the IN Rules or OUT Rules section as required.
    3. Click the button next to the exception you want to delete.

    Change the order in which exceptions to the default IN/OUT rules are applied

    Exceptions are applied from top to bottom of the list; if an exception higher up the list contradicts one lower down the list, the higher exception is applied.

    1. Click on the IN Rules or OUT Rules section as required.
    2. Click and hold the button next to the required exception.
    3. Drag the exception to the required position and release the button.
    Add the firewall template to a new or existing deployment instance
    1. Click on the Deployment sub-tab.
    2. Do one of the following:
      • To add the firewall template to an existing deployment instance: 
        1. Select Existing Deployment Instance from the Add to drop down menu.
        2. Select the name of the required deployment instance from the Instance drop down menu.
      • To add the firewall template to a new deployment instance:
        1. Select New Deployment Instance from the Add to drop down menu.
        2. Enter the name to give the new deployment instance in the Name text box.
    3. Click the button.
    View jobs associated with the firewall templateClick on the Information sub-tab.
    View and manage the related resources and UUIDs for the firewall template
    1. Click on the Information sub-tab. 
    2. In the Related Resources and UUIDs section, click the name of a related resource or UUID to manage it.

      Not all related resources and UUIDs can be managed; those which can be managed are indicated by their name or UUID appearing as a link.

    View any keys associated with the firewall template and add more if required
    1. Click on the Keys sub-tab. 
    2. To add a key, enter the required details and click the  button.

      For more information about keys, see Keys.

    Edit the permissions for the firewall template
    1. Click on the Permissions sub-tab. 
    2. To add a permission, enter the required details and click the button.

    Permissions are set using the following fields:
    • Permission - Whether to allow or deny the user or group the ability to perform the action specified using the Capability drop down menu.
    • Group/User - Whether the permission applies to a group, or an individual user. This field also specifies the user or group to which the permission applies.
    • Capability - The action that the user or group is specifically allowed or denied the ability to perform.
    • Resource type - The type of resource that the Capability pertains to, for example server, disk, or user.
    For more information about permissions, see Permissions.
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