HTTPS-Proxy: General Settings

In the HTTPS proxy action general settings configuration, you can configure connection timeout, alarm, and logging settings.


Screen shot of the HTTPS-Client, General settings

HTTPS proxy action general settings configuration in Fireware Web UI

Screen shot of the HTTPS Proxy Action Configuration dialog box, General Settings page in Policy Manager

HTTPS proxy action general settings configuration in Policy Manager

Proxy Alarm

You can configure the proxy to send an SNMP trap, a notification to a network administrator, or both. The notification can either be an email message to a network administrator or a pop-up window on the management computer.

In Fireware Web UI, you configure alarm settings in the Proxy and AV Alarms tab. For more information, see HTTPS-Proxy: Proxy Alarm.

Connection Timeout

Configure these settings to specify how long the HTTPS proxy waits for the web client to make a request from the external web server after it starts a TCP/IP connection, or after an earlier request for the same connection. If the time period exceeds this setting, the HTTPS proxy closes the connection.

To enable this feature, select the Connection timeout check box. In the adjacent text box, type or select the number of minutes before the proxy times out.

Enable logging for reports

To create a traffic log message for each transaction that can be used to generate reports, select this check box. This option increases the size of your log file, but this information is very important if your firewall is attacked. If you do not select this check box, you do not see detailed information about HTTPS proxy connections in reports.

Override the diagnostic log level for proxy policies that use this proxy action

To specify the diagnostic log level for all proxy polices that use this proxy action, select this check box. Then, from the Diagnostic log level for this proxy action drop-down list, select a log level:

  • Error
  • Warning
  • Information
  • Debug

The log level you select overrides the diagnostic log level that is configured for all log messages of this proxy policy type.

For more information about the diagnostic log level, see Set the Diagnostic Log Level.

See Also

About Proxy Policies and ALGs

About the HTTPS-Proxy