Disable and Enable App-IDs
You can disable all App-IDs introduced in a content release if you want to immediately benefit from the latest threat prevention, and plan to enable the App-IDs later, and you can disable App-IDs for specific applications.
Policy rules referencing App-IDs only match to and enforce traffic based on enabled App-IDs.
Certain App-IDs cannot be disabled and only allow a status of enabled. App-IDs that cannot be disabled include application signatures that are implicitly used by other App-IDs (such as unknown-tcp). Disabling a base App-ID could cause App-IDs which depend on the base App-ID to also be disabled. For example, disabling facebook-base will disable all other Facebook App-IDs.
- Disable all App-IDs in a content release or for scheduled content updates.While this option allows you to be protected against threats, by giving you the option to enable the App-ID at a later time, Palo Alto Networks recommends that instead of disabling App-IDs on a regular basis, you should instead configure a security policy rule to Temporarily Allow New App-IDs. This rule will always allow the new App-IDs introduced in only the latest content release. Because content updates that include new App-IDs are released only once a month, this gives you time to assess the new App-IDs and adjust your security policy to cover the new App-IDs if needed, all the while ensuring that availability for critical applications is not affected.
- To disable all new App-IDs introduced in a content release, selectandDeviceDynamic UpdatesInstallan Application and Threats content release. When prompted, selectDisable new apps in content update. Select the check box to disable apps and continue installing the content update.
- On thepage, selectDeviceDynamic UpdatesSchedule. Choose toDisable new apps in content updatefor downloads and installations of content releases.
- Disable App-IDs for one application or multiple applications at a single time.
- To quickly disable a single application or multiple applications at the same time, click. Select one or more application check box and clickObjectsApplicationsDisable.
- To review details for a single application, and then disable the App-ID for that application, selectandObjectsApplicationsDisable App-ID. You can use this step to disable both pending App-IDs (where the content release including the App-ID is downloaded to the firewall but not installed) or installed App-IDs.
- Enable App-IDs.Enable App-IDs that you previously disabled by selecting. Select one or more application check box and clickObjectsApplicationsEnableor open the details for a specific application and clickEnable App-ID.
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