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How to Edit, Copy, Clone, Deactivate, or Delete Access Rules

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You can perform various basic tasks when working with access rules in the host and forwarding rule sets:

Edit Access Rules

Edit access rules by either double-clicking the rule or right-clicking the rule and selecting Edit. In the Edit Rule window, you can configure all possible configuration settings for the access rule. Toggle the Object Viewer check box in the left navigation display or hide the Object Viewer according to your preferences.


Inline Editing

You can change a setting for an access rule without opening the Edit Rule window. Click the rule, hover your mouse pointer over the value that you want to change, and then click the edit icon (Edit_pen.png or Edit_Setting.png) that appears.


Edit Multiple Access Rules

Use caution when you edit multiple access rules simultaneously because you can introduce a severe misconfiguration.

For a basic setting such as source or destination that is used in multiple access rules, you can use a firewall object. When you change the object, the change is automatically updated in every rule that refers to this object.

If you must change Advanced or ICMP Handling settings for more than one access rule, you can edit multiple access rules simultaneously. 

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > Firewall > Forwarding Rules.
  2. Click Lock.
  3. Hold the Ctrl key and select the access rules that you want to edit.
  4. Right-click the selected access rules and select Edit.
  5. In the Edit Multiple Rules window, change Advanced, or ICMP Handling settings as needed. The settings are color-coded:
    • Yellow – This setting differs from the default value and is the same for all selected access rules. 
    • Red – One or more of the selected access rules use differing settings for this parameter. Changing the parameter overwrites the settings for all selected access rules. 
  6. Click Send Changes and Activate.


Clone Access Rules

If you want to duplicate an access rule, click Lock. Then right-click the access rule that you want to duplicate and select Clone. A copy of the rule is inserted below the original rule, with COPY appended to the rule name.

Copy, Cut, and Paste Access Rules

If you want to copy or cut an access rule from one rule set to another, click Lock. Then right-click the rule and select Copy or Cut. To paste the access rule into a rule set, right-click the rule above the location that you want the new rule to be inserted and select Paste.

Delete Access Rules

To delete an access rule, click Lock. Then right-click the rule that you want to delete and select Delete.

Deactivate Access Rules

If you want to temporarily disable an access rule, click Lock. Then right-click the rule that you want to deactivate and select Deactivate. Until the rule is reactivated, it is not evaluated by the Firewall service. If you want to create temporary rules (e.g., for administrative SSH access), use How to Create and Activate a Dynamic Rule

Move Access Rules Up or Down

To change the order in which the access rules are evaluated, you can either drag and drop rules to the desired location or right-click the rule and select Move Up or Move Down to move the rule up or down one line.

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