Welcome to the NGFW online Help!

The NGFW online Help provides information about the various features in the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and the configuration options available in the Management Client component of the NGFW.

Click Help or press F1 to open the online Help from a view or a dialog box in the Management Client. The online Help is context-sensitive, so it opens at the relevant section, depending from where you open the online Help.

If you are working in an environment where you cannot access the Internet, you can configure the Management Client to open the online Help from a local server or from a folder on your computer.

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How to use the online Help from a local server or computer

You can configure the Management Client to use a copy of the online Help from your own computer or from a server in the local network.

By default, the Management Client’s online Help is accessed through the Internet. When you use the online Help locally, the online Help is available even when there is no Internet connectivity.
Note: When you use a local copy of the online Help, you must manually update the online Help when a new version is available.
  1. Download the online Help .zip file for your release from http://⁠help.stonesoft.com/onlinehelp/StoneGate/SMC/.
  2. Extract the .zip file to a suitable location in your local network.
    You can also extract the Help file to a share or your local intranet server.
  3. On the computer where you use the Management Client, browse to the <user home>/.stonegate/data folder.
    Example: In Windows, browse to C:\Users\<user_name>\.stonegate.
    Note: If the Management Client is open, close it before editing the SGClientConfiguration.txt file.
  4. Edit the SGClientConfiguration.txt file.
  5. Add a parameter HELP_SERVER_URL= and enter the path to the main folder under which the online Help files are stored as the value for the parameter.
    • If you extracted the online Help on the same computer where you use the Management Client, enter file:/// and the path.

      Example: If you extracted the online Help on your own computer to C:\help\ngfw_620_help_en-us, enter HELP_SERVER_URL=file:///C:/help/ngfw_620_help_en-us.

      Note: Use only forward slashes (/) in the URL even if the operating system uses backslashes (\) in file paths. If the path contains spaces, replace them with %20 in the URL.
    • If you extracted the online Help on a server in the local network, enter http:// and the path.

      Example: If you extracted the online Help to a folder called ngfw_620_help_en-us on an intranet server, enter HELP_SERVER_URL=http://<intranet.server>/ngfw_620_help_en-us.

  6. Save the changes to the SGClientConfiguration.txt file.
  7. Start the Management Client.
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