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Policy Blocks

Policy Blocks are created to store multiple policies. Policy Blocks can be appended to a Policy Package. When creating a Policy Package, the administrator does not need to add one policy at a time. By appending a Policy Block to a Policy Package, the administrator can ensure that all policies in the Policy Block are added to the policy package together.

To create Policy Blocks:
  1. Go to Policy Packages and select Policy Blocks.

  2. Expand the Policy Package menu and click New.

  3. Specify a name and configure other settings. Click OK to save.

  4. Create a few policies in the new Policy Block. Policy ID in policy block is in a special defined range, similar to the Global header and footer policies.

  5. Select a policy and click Policy Block > Insert Policy Block Below.

  6. Select the Policy Block to insert. Click OK.

  7. The Policy Block is inserted into the package.

Important information about Policy Blocks

  • A Policy Block can be added or removed from a Policy Package.  But an individual policy in a Policy Block cannot be added, edited or deleted in a policy package. When a policy is selected, relevant menu items are grayed out.

  • The policy block is for FortiManager only.  It is not installed to FortiGate. FortiGate shows individual policies only.

  • When importing a FortiGate to a policy package, Policy Blocks are not imported. In this example, only two policies are imported to FortiManager.

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Policy Blocks

Policy Blocks are created to store multiple policies. Policy Blocks can be appended to a Policy Package. When creating a Policy Package, the administrator does not need to add one policy at a time. By appending a Policy Block to a Policy Package, the administrator can ensure that all policies in the Policy Block are added to the policy package together.

To create Policy Blocks:
  1. Go to Policy Packages and select Policy Blocks.

  2. Expand the Policy Package menu and click New.

  3. Specify a name and configure other settings. Click OK to save.

  4. Create a few policies in the new Policy Block. Policy ID in policy block is in a special defined range, similar to the Global header and footer policies.

  5. Select a policy and click Policy Block > Insert Policy Block Below.

  6. Select the Policy Block to insert. Click OK.

  7. The Policy Block is inserted into the package.

Important information about Policy Blocks

  • A Policy Block can be added or removed from a Policy Package.  But an individual policy in a Policy Block cannot be added, edited or deleted in a policy package. When a policy is selected, relevant menu items are grayed out.

  • The policy block is for FortiManager only.  It is not installed to FortiGate. FortiGate shows individual policies only.

  • When importing a FortiGate to a policy package, Policy Blocks are not imported. In this example, only two policies are imported to FortiManager.