Lock Configurations

To help you coordinate configuration tasks with other firewall administrators during concurrent login sessions, the web interface enables you to apply a configuration or commit lock TechDocs_logo_cropped.png so that other administrators cannot change the configuration or commit changes until the lock is removed.
At the top right of the web interface, a locked padlock ( icon_locked.png ) indicates that one or more locks are set (with the number of locks in parentheses); an unlocked padlock ( icon_unlocked.png ) indicates that no locks are set. Clicking either padlock opens the Locks dialog, which provides the following options and fields.
To configure the firewall to automatically set a commit lock whenever an administrator changes the candidate configuration, select DeviceSetupManagement, edit the General Settings, enable Automatically Acquire Commit Lock, and then click OK and Commit.
When you revert changes (ConfigRevert Changes), the firewall automatically locks the candidate and running configuration so that other administrators cannot edit settings or commit changes. After completing the revert process, the firewall automatically removes the lock.
Field/Button
Description
Admin
The username of the administrator who set the lock.
Location
On a firewall with more than one virtual system (vsys), the scope of the lock can a specific vsys or the Shared location.
Type
The lock type can be:
  • Config Lock—Blocks other administrators from changing the candidate configuration. Only a superuser or the administrator who set the lock can remove it.
  • Commit Lock—Blocks other administrators from committing changes made to the candidate configuration. The commit queue does not accept new commits until all locks are released. This lock prevents collisions that can occur when multiple administrators make changes during concurrent login sessions and one administrator finishes and initiates a commit before the other administrators have finished. The firewall automatically removes the lock after completing the commit for which the administrator set the lock. A superuser or the administrator who set the lock can also manually remove it.
Comment
Enter up to 256 characters of text. This is useful for other administrators who want to know the reason for the lock.
Created At
The date and time when an administrator set the lock.
Logged In
Indicates whether the administrator who set the lock is currently logged in.
Take a Lock
To set a lock, Take a Lock, select the Type, select the Location (multiple virtual system firewalls only), enter optional Comments, click OK, and then Close.
Remove Lock
To release a lock, select it, Remove Lock, click OK, and then Close.

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