Automatic rules and how they work

When you enable a feature that requires traffic between certain components to be allowed, rules allowing the traffic are automatically created.

Automatic rules are created for traffic to and from the engine, never for traffic that passes through the engine. Some features require more specific control over what traffic is allowed between specific components, and in those cases you still have to configure Access rules manually.

Automatic rules are not visible in rule tables, but you can view a summary of currently used Automatic rules in the Automatic Rules section of the Engine Editor. You can also change some settings for Automatic rules in the Engine Editor.

Automatic rules are only created if the policy that is installed on the engine contains the Automatic Rules Insert Point. The default Template Policies in the Management Client already contain this insert point. No further action is needed for Automatic rules to be created if you base your Template Policies and Security Policies on the recommended default Template Policies.

If you create a Template Policy that is not based on a default Template Policy, you must add the Automatic Rules Insert Point manually. To do this, open the Template Policy for editing, right-click the ID cell of any rule, and select Add Automatic Rules Insert Point. You can add the Automatic Rules Insert Point anywhere in the Template Policy.