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Open Policy Manager

From WatchGuard System Manager, you can start Policy Manager. You can choose to open Policy Manager for a specific Firebox, or you can open Policy Manager with a new configuration file.

If the Firebox you select is a managed device, Policy Manager puts a lock on the device in WatchGuard System Manager to prevent simultaneous changes from a different user. The lock is released when you close Policy Manager, or if you open Policy Manager for a different device.

To open Policy Manager for a specific device:

  1. Open WatchGuard System Manager.
  2. Click the Connect to Device button and connect to a Firebox.
    The selected device appears in the Device Status tab.
  3. Select the Firebox and click .
    Policy Manager appears with the current configuration file for the device.

To open Policy Manager with a new configuration file:

  1. Open WatchGuard System Manager.
  2. Click .
    Or, select Tools > Policy Manager.
    The Policy Manager dialog box appears.
  3. Select Create a new configuration file for.
  4. From the Firebox drop-down list, select a type of device for the new configuration file.
  5. Click OK.
    The Select Firebox Model and Name dialog box appears.

Screen shot of the Select Firebox Model and Name dialog box

  1. From the Model drop-down lists, select the model information for your Firebox.
  2. In the Name text box, type a name for the new configuration file.
  3. If the configuration file is for a Firebox that runs Fireware OS v11.4 or higher, make sure the For v11.4 or later check box is selected.
    If the configuration file is for a Firebox that runs Fireware OS v11.3.x or lower, clear the For v11.4 or later check box.
  4. Click OK.

After Policy Manager is open, you can open an existing configuration file for any device. You can choose to connect to a Firebox and download the current configuration file for the device, or you can open a configuration file that is saved on your management computer.

To download the current configuration file for a device:

  1. Click the Open Firebox button.
    Or, select File > Open > Firebox.
    The Open Firebox dialog box appears.
  2. In the IP Address or Name text box, type the IP address or name of the device.
  3. In the User Name and Passphrase text boxes, type the credentials for a Device Monitor (read-only) user account.
  4. From the Authentication Server drop-down list, select the correct authentication server for the user account you specified.
  5. If you use an Active Directory server for authentication, the Domain text box appears. Type the domain name of your Active Directory server.
  6. Click OK.

To open a saved configuration file:

  1. Click the Open File button.
    Or, select File > Open > Configuration File.
    The Open dialog box appears.
  2. Select the configuration file and click Open.
    The selected configuration file opens in Policy Manager.

See Also

About Policy Manager

About Centralized Management Modes

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