Manual Chapter : Visual policy editor conventions

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Manual Chapter

Visual policy editor conventions

This table provides a visual dictionary for the visual policy editor.
Visual element
Element type
Description
Green Start icon
Initial access policy and initial per-request policy
When an access profile is created, usually an initial access policy is also created. A per-request policy starts with similar initial elements.
Green Start icon
Start
Every access policy and per-request policy contains a start.
branch connects one object to another
Branch
A branch connects an action to another action or to an ending.
branch connects one object to another
Add an action
Clicking this icon causes a screen to open with available actions for selection.
Logon page action displays as a rectangle
Action
Clicking the name of an action, such as
Logon Page
, opens a screen with properties and rules for the action. Clicking the
x
deletes the action from the access policy.
Red asterisk in AD Auth action
Action that requires some configuration
The red asterisk indicates that some properties must be configured. Clicking the name opens a screen with properties for the action.
Ending
Ending
Each branch has an ending. An access policy includes
Allow
or
Deny
endings. A per-request policy includes
Allow
or
Reject
endings.
Configure an ending
Configure ending
Clicking the name of an ending opens a popup screen.
Configure a macrocall
Add a macro for use in the access policy
Opens a screen for macro template selection. After addition, the macro is available for configuration and for use as an action item.
Macro ready to configure
Macro added for use
Added macros display under the access policy. Clicking the plus (
+
) sign expands the macro for configuration of the actions in it.
Logon page action displays as a rectangle
Macrocall in an access policy
Clicking the macrocall name expands the macro in the area below the access policy.
Logon page action displays as a rectangle
Apply Access Policy
Clicking it commits changes. The visual policy editor displays this link when any changes remain uncommitted.