Create Objects for Use in Shared or Device Group Policy

You can use an object in any policy rule that is in the Shared location, or in the same device group as the object, or in descendants of that device group (for details, see Device Group Objects).
  • Create a shared object.
    In this example, we add a shared object for URL Filtering categories for which we want to trigger alerts.
    1. Select the
      Objects
      Security Profiles
      URL Filtering
      tab and click
      Add
      .
      The
      Objects
      tab appears only after you Add a Device Group (at least one).
    2. Enter a
      Name
      and a
      Description
      .
    3. Select
      Shared
      .
    4. The
      Disable Override
      option is cleared by default, which means you can override inherited instances of the object in all device groups. To disable overrides for the object, select the check box.
    5. In the
      Categories
      tab, select every Category for which you want notification.
    6. In the
      Action
      column, select
      Alert
      .
    7. Click
      OK
      to save your changes to the object.
    8. Select
      Commit
      Commit to Panorama
      and
      Commit
      your changes.
  • Create a device group object.
    In this example, we add an address object for specific web servers on your network.
    1. Select
      Objects
      Addresses
      and select the
      Device Group
      in which you will use the object.
    2. Click
      Add
      and enter a
      Name
      to identify the object.
    3. Be sure to leave the
      Shared
      option cleared.
    4. The
      Disable Override
      option is cleared by default, which means you can override inherited instances of the object in device groups that are descendants of the selected
      Device Group
      . To disable overrides for the object, select the
      Disable Override
      option.
    5. Select the
      Type
      of address object and the associated value. For example, select
      IP Range
      and enter the IP address range for the web servers.
    6. Click
      OK
      to save your changes to the object.
    7. Select
      Commit
      Commit and Push
      and then
      Commit and Push
      your changes to the Panorama configuration and to the device group where you added the object.
  • View shared objects and device group objects in Panorama.
    In the pages of the
    Objects
    tab, the Location column indicates whether an object is shared or is specific to a device group.
    1. In the
      Objects
      tab, select the object type (
      Objects
      Addresses
      , in this example).
    2. Select the
      Device Group
      to which you added the object.
      The
      Objects
      tab only displays objects that are in the selected
      Device Group
      or are inherited from an ancestor device group or the Shared location.
    3. Verify that the device group object appears. Note that the device group name in the Location column matches the selection in the
      Device Group
      drop-down.

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