Manage Firebox Templates

Applies To: Cloud-managed Fireboxes

This feature is only available to participants in the WatchGuard Cloud Beta program.

To configure multiple cloud-managed Fireboxes with a standard set of policies and services, you can add a Firebox template. To apply the template settings to multiple Fireboxes, you can subscribe the Fireboxes to the template.

If you are a Service Provider, you can add Firebox templates to your Service Provider account, so that the accounts you manage inherit the templates. For more information, see Firebox Template Inheritance.

For an overview of Firebox templates in WatchGuard Cloud, see About Firebox Templates.

Add a Firebox Template

To configure shared Firebox settings, add a Firebox template.

To add a Firebox template, from WatchGuard Cloud:

  1. If you are a Service Provider, select the account where you want to add the template.
    • To add a template that is available to devices in all managed accounts, select Overview.
    • To add a template that is available to devices in a specific account only, select the account name.
  2. Select Configure > Firebox Templates.
    The Firebox Template page for the selected account opens.

Screen shot of the Firebox Template page with no templates added

  1. Click Add Template.
    The Add Template dialog box opens.

  1. In the Name text box, type a name to identify this template.
  2. In the Description text box, type a description for this template.
    The description can be a general statement about the purpose of this template. You also type a description each time you save template configuration changes.
  3. Click Add.
    The template is added, and the Firebox template configuration settings page opens. The Configuration Details tab shows the Firebox settings that you can configure in the template.

  1. To configure security services and firewall settings in the Firebox template, in the Security Services or Firewall Policies section, click a tile.

    The steps to configure Firebox policies and services in a template, are the same as the steps to configure them for an individual Firebox.

    For information about how to configure security services and firewall policies, see:

  2. To return to the template configuration page, after you save each template setting, click Back.
    After you save a configuration change, a message banner shows that the template has undeployed saved changes.

Screen shot of the message banner for undeployed saved changes

To deploy template changes to devices, click the link in the message banner, or go to the Deployment History tab. For more information, see Deploy Firebox Templates.

Saved changes to a template are not available to devices that subscribe to the template until you deploy the template.

Edit a Firebox Template

To edit a Firebox template:

  1. If you are a Service Provider, select the account where you want to edit the template.
    • To edit a template that is available to devices in all managed accounts, select Overview.
    • To edit a template that is available to devices in a specific account only, select the account name.
  2. Select Configure > Firebox Templates.
    The Firebox Template page for the selected account opens.
  3. To edit a template, click the template name.
    The Firebox template configuration settings page opens.
  4. To edit the template name and description:
    1. At the top of the template configuration page, click Edit.
      The Edit Name and Description dialog box opens.
    2. Edit the template Name and Description.
    3. Click Save.

Screen shot of the Edit Name and Description dialog box

  1. To edit security services and firewall settings in the Firebox template, in the Security Services or Firewall Policies section, click a tile.

After you save a configuration change, a message banner shows that the template has undeployed saved changes. To deploy template updates, click Schedule Deployment in the message banner, or go to the Deployment History tab. For more information, see Deploy Firebox Templates.

The template update is not deployed to devices that subscribe to the template until you deploy the template.

Copy an Inherited Firebox Template

A WatchGuard Cloud account managed by a Service Provider might inherit templates created by the Service Provider. In the template list for a managed account, inherited templates are visible, but are not editable. For more information about template inheritance, see Firebox Template Inheritance.

If you want to create a new, editable template with the same configuration settings as an inherited template, you can make a copy of the inherited template.

In the Firebox Template page, only inherited templates have the copy icon ( ).

To copy an inherited template, from WatchGuard Cloud:

  1. In Account Manager, select the account you want to manage templates for.
  2. Select Configure > Firebox Templates.
    The Firebox Template page for the selected account opens.

  1. To copy an inherited template, in the row for the template, click .
    A new copy of the template opens.
  2. Edit the template name and description.
  3. Edit other template settings.
    After you save a configuration change, a message banner shows that the template has undeployed saved changes.

To deploy the copied template, click the link in the message banner, or go to the Deployment History tab. For more information, see Deploy Firebox Templates.

Delete a Firebox Template

You can only delete a Firebox template from your account if it has no subscribed devices.

To delete a Firebox template, from WatchGuard Cloud:

  1. Select the account you want to manage templates for.
  2. Select Configure > Firebox Templates.
    The Firebox Template page for the selected account opens.
  3. For the template you want to delete, make sure the Devices column shows that there are 0 subscribed devices.
  4. In the row for the template you want to delete, click and select Remove.
    A confirmation dialog box opens.
  5. To confirm that you want to delete this template, click Delete.
    The template is deleted from the Firebox Templates list.

See Also

About Firebox Templates