Policy and Objects – FortiManager 5.2

Policy & Objects

The Policy & Objects tab enables you to centrally manage and configure the devices that are managed by the FortiManager unit. This includes the basic network settings to connect the device to the corporate network, antivirus definitions, intrusion protection signatures, access rules, and managing and updating firmware for the devices.

If the administrator account you logged on with does not have the appropriate permissions, you will not be able to edit or delete settings, or apply any changes. Instead you are limited to browsing. To modify these settings, see Profile.

If workspace is enabled, all policies and objects are read-only until you lock the ADOM. After making any changes you must select the save icon. When unlocking the ADOM, before the save action has been selected, a warning message will open advising you that you have unsaved configuration changes. You can select to save the changes from the warning message dialog box. Alternatively, you can select to lock and edit a specific policy package in the ADOM.

ADOM level policies and objects

The following options are available:

policy package Select to access the policy package menu. The menu options are the same as the the right-click menu options.

About policies

Policy Select to create a new policy.
Tools Select and then select either ADOM Revisions or Display Options from the menu.
Collapse All / Expand


Select to collapse or expand all policies.

In v5.0.5 and earlier, if workspace is enabled, an ADOM must be locked before any changes can made to policy packages or objects. See Concurrent ADOM access for information on enabling or disabling workspace.

In v5.2.0 and later, if workspace is enabled, you can select to lock and edit the policy package in the right-click menu. You do not need to lock the ADOM first. The policy package lock status is displayed in the toolbar.

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