Tomer Sole

Infinity R80.10 "Cool Feature of the Day" - Prevent installing the wrong policy

Discussion created by Tomer Sole Expert on Aug 22, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 23, 2017 by Tomer Sole

This feature is "off by default" in R80.10 and you need to enable it, however we feel like it can save you from making a huge mistake!

In this example, the gateway "smesg" has the policy Standard installed. The user attempts to install a different policy - "SimpleOpenPolicy" on that gateway. He will face with this warning message:



The "reason" message is mandatory and will appear in the audit logs.


How to enable this feature: 

Open SmartConsole.exe.config and change <add key="OverridePolicyWarningEnable" value="false"/> from false to true 

SmartConsole.exe.config is in the directory of your SmartConsole client application - usually at C:\Program Files (x86)\CheckPoint\SmartConsole\R80.10\PROGRAM


Q: Why is this off by default??

A: This is a "beta" feature, and user experience for this scenario may change in our next releases.