By default, Security policy rules are always in effect (all dates and times). To limit a Security policy to specific times, you can define schedules, and then apply them to the appropriate policies. For each schedule, you can specify a fixed date and time range or a recurring daily or weekly schedule. To apply schedules to security policies, refer to Policies > Security.
When a Security policy is invoked by a defined schedule, only new sessions are affected by the applied Security policy. Existing sessions are not affected by the scheduled policy.
The following table describes schedule settings.
Schedule Setting Description
Name Enter a schedule name (up to 31 characters). This name appears in the schedule list when defining security policies. The name is case-sensitive and must be unique. Use only letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and underscores.
Shared Select this option if you want the schedule to be available to: Every virtual system (vsys) on a multi-vsys firewall. If you clear this selection, the schedule will be available only to the Virtual System selected in the Objects tab. Every device group on Panorama. If you clear this selection, the schedule will be available only to the Device Group selected in the Objects tab.
Disable override ( Panorama only ) Select this option if you want to prevent administrators from creating local copies of the schedule in descendant device groups by overriding its inherited values. This selection is cleared by default, which means overriding is enabled.
Recurrence Select the type of schedule ( Daily, Weekly, or Non-Recurring).
Daily Click Add and specify a start and end time in 24-hour format (HH:MM).
Weekly Click Add, select a day of the week, and specify the start and end time in 24-hour format (HH:MM).
Non-recurring Add and specify a start and end date and time.

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