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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

How to Create and Apply Schedule Objects

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Create schedule objects to configure rules with a time restriction. When applied to a host rule, application rule, or access rule, the schedule specifies the days and times that an action handled by the rule, is allowed or denied. You can also select specific dates that the schedule is valid for. Schedule Objects use the time of the F-Series Firewall they are running on.

Before You Begin

Verify that the Feature Level of the Forwarding Firewall service is set to 6.1 or later.   

Create a Schedule Object

  1. Go to Configuration > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Firewall > Forwarding Rules.
  2. Click Lock.
  3. In the left menu, click Schedules.

    You can also create a schedule in the Object Viewer while editing an access rule.

  4. Click the plus sign to create a new schedule object, or right-click the table and select New Schedule Object. The Schedule window opens.
  5. In the Object Name field, enter a name for the schedule.
  6. Configure the active time interval for the schedule object:
    1. To create a schedule for a recurring interval, e.g., Every Monday - Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00, and Thursday - Friday 09:00 - 15:00:
      1. Select the Enable Recurring Schedule checkbox.
      2. Click the plus sign  to add a time interval.
      3. Select the weekdays and hours from the dropdown fields provided in the section. 

      Recurring time intervals must be between Monday 0:00 to Monday 0:00 of the next week. Create multiple entries if the time interval passes the Mo 00:00 threshold. For more information, see Configuring Daytime Intervals in Schedule Objects.

    2. To create a schedule for a specific date and time span: 
      1. Select the Restrict to time interval checkbox.
      2. Enter or select the dates and times in the fields provided in the section.
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  7. Select Terminate existing sessions if you wish active sessions to be terminated as soon as the time restriction begins.

  8. By default, the rest of the access rules in the ruleset are evaluated when the schedule object of the access rule does not match. Select Block if schedule does not match to immediately block the connection when the schedule object does not match. No further rules will be evaluated.

  9. Click Save.

The schedule object is now listed in the Schedules window and can be applied to host rules, access rules, or application rules.

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Apply a Schedule Object to an Access Rule

  1. Go to Configuration > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Firewall > Forwarding Rules.
  2. Click Lock.
  3. Edit the rule that you want to apply the schedule to.
  4. Select the time object from the Schedules dropdown.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Send Changes and Activate.
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