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Create an Alias

To help you more easily identify a group of hosts, users, or networks in your security policies, you can create aliases to use with your policies.

You can also create aliases when you use Centralized Management for your Firebox and apply a Device Configuration Template to a Firebox. For more information about how to use aliases in templates, see Create Device Configuration Templates.

Add a Member to the Alias

You can add an IP address, address range, host name (one time DNS lookup), FQDN (includes wildcard domains), user and group, or another alias as a member of an alias. For information on how to import a list of FQDN entries, see About FQDN Import.

To add a member to an alias, from Fireware Web UI:

  1. On the Aliases / Add page, click Add.
    The Add Member dialog box appears.
  2. From the Member type drop-down list, select the type of member you want to add.
  3. Type the address or name in the Member Type text box, or select the user or group.
  4. Click OK.
    The new member appears in the Alias Members list.
  5. To add more members, repeat Steps 1–4

To add a member to an alias, from Policy Manager:

  1. In the Add Alias dialog box, click Add.
    The Add Member dialog box appears.
  2. From the Choose Type drop-down list, select the type of member you want to add.
  3. Type the address or name in the Value text box.
  4. Click OK.
    The new member appears in the Alias Members list.
  5. To add more members, repeat Steps 1–4.

Add an Authorized User or Group to the Alias from Policy Manager

  1. In the Add Alias dialog box, click User.
    The Add Authorized Users or Groups dialog box appears.
  2. In the left Type drop-down list, select whether the user or group you want to add is authorized as a Firewall user, a PPTP user, L2TP user, or an SSL VPN user.
  3. In the right Type drop-down list, select User to add a user, or Group to add a group.
  4. If the user or group appears in the list at the bottom of the Add Authorized Users or Groups dialog box, select the user or group and click Select.

If the user or group does not appear in the list, it is not yet defined as an authorized user or group. You must define it as an authorized user or group before you add it to an alias.

  1. Repeat Steps 1–4 to add more members as needed.
    Or, use the previous procedure to add an address, address range, DNS name, or another alias to the alias.
  2. Click OK.

For information on how to define an authorized user or group, see:

Edit an Alias

About FQDN Import

When you select FQDN Import, the Firebox prompts you to select a file. The file must be a plain text file with a list of domain names with one domain name per line.

For example:

example.com
*.example.com
domain.example.com

For more information on how to use FQDN in policies, see About Policies by Domain Name (FQDN).

See Also

About Aliases

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