Create and Apply Tags

Use tags to identify the purpose of a rule or configuration object and to help you better organize your rulebase. To ensure that policy rules are properly tagged, see how to Enforce Policy Rule Description, Tag, and Audit Comment. Additionally, you can View Rules by Tag Group by first creating and then setting the tag as the Group tag.
  1. Create tags.
    To tag a zone, you must create a tag with the same name as the zone. When the zone is attached in policy rules, the tag color automatically displays as the background color against the zone name.
    1. Select
      Objects
      Tags
      .
    2. On Panorama or a multiple virtual system firewall, select the
      Device Group
      or the
      Virtual System
      to make the tag available.
    3. Add
      a tag and enter a
      Name
      to identify the tag or select a zone
      Name
      to create a tag for a zone. The maximum length is 127 characters.
    4. (
      Optional
      ) Select
      Shared
      to create the object in a shared location for access as a shared object in Panorama or for use across all virtual systems in a multiple virtual system firewall.
    5. (
      Optional
      ) Assign a
      Color
      from the 17 predefined colors. By default,
      Color
      is
      None
      .
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    6. Click
      OK
      and
      Commit
      to save your changes.
  2. Apply tags to policy.
    1. Select
      Policies
      and any rulebase under it.
    2. Add
      a policy rule and use the tagged objects you created in Step 1.
    3. Verify that the tags are in use.
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  3. Apply tags to an address object, address group, service, or service group.
    1. Create the object.
      For example, to create a service group, select
      Objects
      Service Groups
      Add
      .
    2. Select a tag (
      Tags
      ) or enter a name in the field to create a new tag.
      To edit a tag or add color to the tag, see
      Modify Tags.

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