Workflows: Folder Management
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Workflows: Folders

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Workflows: Folder Management

Create or modify folders for folder management.
Where Can I Use This?
What Do I Need?
  • Prisma Access (Managed by Strata Cloud Manager)
  • NGFW (Managed by Strata Cloud Manager)
  • AIOps for NGFW Premium
    license
  • Prisma Access
    license
Folders are used to logically group your firewalls or deployment types (
Prisma Access
mobile users, remote networks, or service connections) for simplified configuration management. You can create a folder that contains multiple nested folders to group firewalls and deployments that require similar configurations. Folders that are already nested can have multiple nested folders as well.
Folders for
Prisma Access
and your NGFWs are separate; you can't group NGFWs in a folder with
Prisma Access
deployments. However, you can easily apply shared settings globally across all folders or use Manage: Snippets to easily apply standard settings and policy requirements across multiple folders.

NGFWs

How to use folders to simplify configuration for NGFWs you are managing with
Strata Cloud Manager
.
To help manage folders and firewalls, you can apply labels to filter and target specific groups of firewalls for configuration changes. Additionally, each folder displays the currently installed software version, dynamic content release versions, and GlobalProtect app Version of the firewalls associated with the folder.
For firewall folders,
Strata Cloud Manager
supports up to four nested folders within any given folder hierarchy, with the default
All Firewalls
folder always being the top-most level of any folder hierarchy. For example, consider the below when designing your folder hierarchy. In the example below
Folder1
,
Folder2
,
Folder3
, and
Folder4
are nested under the
All Firewalls
folder and you can’t best any additional folders to this particular folder hierarchy. Additionally,
Folder2.1
and
Folder2.2
are nested under
Folder2
and you can’t add any nest any additional folders either.

Create a Folder

Create a folder to logically group your firewalls for simplified configuration management. You can create a folder under the default
Firewalls
folder or under another existing folder.
  1. Log in to
    Strata Cloud Manager
    .
  2. Select
    Workflows
    NGFW Setup
    Folder Management
    and
    Add Folder
    .
  3. Give the folder a descriptive
    Name
    .
  4. (
    Optional
    ) Enter a
    Description
    for the folder.
  5. (
    Optional
    ) Assign one or more
    Labels
    .
    You can select an existing label or create a new label by typing the label you wanted to create.
  6. Specify where to create the folder
    In
    .
    Select
    All Firewalls
    or select an existing folder to nest the folder under it.
  7. Create
    the folder.

Modify a Folder

Modify an existing folder to edit the name, description, and to add or change the labels. Additionally, you can move or delete the folder as needed.
  1. Log in to
    Strata Cloud Manager
    .
  2. Select
    Workflows
    NGFW Setup
    Folder Management
    and expand the Actions menu.
  3. Modify the folder as needed.
    • Edit
      the folder
    1. Edit the folder
      Name
      .
    2. (
      Optional
      ) edit the folder
      Description
      .
    3. Select or create
      Labels
      .
      You can assign entirely different labels to the folder or add additional labels.
    4. Save
      .
    • Move
      the folder and select the
      Destination
      .
    You can move a folder in the following ways.
    • You can move a folder to nest it under a different folder.
    • You can move a nested folder under the
      Firewalls
      folder.
    • You can move a nested folder from one folder to another.
    Move
    the folder after you select the folder destination.
    • Delete Folder
      and click
      OK
      to confirm.
    You can only delete a folder that has no firewalls associated with it and no folders nested under it.

Prisma Access

Prisma Access
folders are predefined; you can use them to specify configuration scope and ensure that Prisma Access deployment types – mobile users, remote networks, and service connections – receive all global settings and then settings that are required or specific for each type.
The configurations defined under a folder are inherited by all folders nested under that folder hierarchy. For example, you can configure settings that are common across GlobalProtect, Explicit Proxy, Remote Networks, and Service Connections under the
Prisma Access
folder. Similarly, you can configure settings that are common across GlobalProtect and Explicit Proxy under the
Mobile Users Container
and so on.
You cannot edit the folder hierarchy for Prisma Access.
At the folder level, you can also enable web security for the
Prisma Access
mobile user, remote network, or service connection deployment.

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