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 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 ( ) indicates that one or more locks are set (with the number of locks in parentheses); an unlocked padlock ( ) 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
, edit the General Settings, enable
Automatically Acquire Commit Lock, and then click
When you revert 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.
The username of the administrator who set the lock.
On a firewall with more than one virtual system (vsys), the scope of the lock can a specific vsys or the Shared location.
The lock type can be:
Enter up to 256 characters of text. This is useful for other administrators who want to know the reason for the lock.
The date and time when an administrator set the lock.
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
multiple virtual system firewalls only), enter optional
OK, and then
To release a lock, select it,
Remove Lock, click
OK, and then