Manual Chapter : Importing and Exporting Access Profiles

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BIG-IP APM

  • 14.1.0
Manual Chapter

Importing and Exporting Access Profiles

Overview: Importing and exporting access profiles

You can export or import an access profile for the purpose of backing up and restoring a profile or for copying it from one Access Policy Manager® (APM®) system to another. An access profile is exported to a compressed tar file. Import is supported on a system with the same version of APM that created the export file.

Task summary

Exporting an access profile

You can export any access profile and later import it to restore it on the same BIG-IP system with Access Policy Manager (APM), or import it to another BIG-IP system with APM (at the same software version).
  1. On the Main tab, click
    Access
    Profiles / Policies
    .
    The Access Profiles (Per-Session Policies) screen opens.
  2. Locate the access profile that you want to export.
  3. In the Export column, click the
    Export
    link.
    A compressed archive file (
    gz
    ) downloads. The full filename is
    profile-<
    PartitionName
    ><
    AccessProfileName
    .conf.tar.gz
    .

Importing an access profile

You can import an access profile that was previously exported from an Access Policy Manager (APM) system to restore the access profile or to add an access profile from another APM system.
Do not import a policy if you exported it from another version of APM.
  1. On the Main tab, click
    Access
    Profiles / Policies
    .
    The Access Profiles (Per-Session Policies) screen opens.
  2. Click
    Import
    .
    The Import Profile screen opens.
  3. In the
    New Profile Name
    box, type the name for the new profile.
    The access profile name must be unique among all access profile and per-request policy names.
  4. Next to the
    Config File Upload
    field, click
    Choose File
    .
    A popup screen opens.
  5. Select the file to import and click the
    Open
    button.
    The full filename for an exported access profile usually follows this pattern
    profile-<
    PartitionName
    ><
    AccessProfileName
    .conf.tar.gz
    .
  6. Select the
    Reuse Existing Objects
    check box to reuse objects that exist on the server.
    This option reuses APM configuration objects, such as server definitions or resources, instead of recreating them for use with the imported access policy.
    Whether the
    Reuse Existing Objects
    check box is enabled or cleared, if these objects exist on the system, they are reused:
    • OAuth client application
    • OAuth resource server
    • OAuth scope
  7. Click
    Import
    .
    The file is imported to the system.