Manage protocol server access

Define any number of rules in the Admin Access Control page control access to the SecureTransport Administration Tool. Define any number of rules in the Server Access Control page to control access to the FTP and HTTP servers.

The following topics provide how-to instructions for managing protocol server access:

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Add an access rule

Use the following procedure to add an access rule.

  1. Select Access > Admin Access Control or Access > Server Access Control.
  2. The Admin Access Control or Server Access Control page is displayed.
  3. The initial configuration allows access to the Administration Tool from all computers.
  4. Click New Access Rule. A new line is displayed in the list.
  5. In the Rule field, select an access permission. The types of access permissions available are:
    • Allow Access From
    • Deny Access From
  6. In the Address field, enter a host name, an IP address, or a value that represents a range of IP addresses to apply the rule. For valid IP addresses and values for IP address ranges, see IP addresses and host names.
  7. Only one host name, IP address, or IP address range value is allowed. A host name pattern is not valid.
  8. For a server access rule, select a User Class. Asterisk (*) means all users.
  9. Click the Save icon (Save) in the Edit column.
  10. The status of a new entry is set to Disabled.
Note To cancel an add operation, select Access > Admin Access Control or Access > Server Access Control again.

Enable or disable an access rule

Use the following procedure to enable or disable an access rule.

  1. Select Access > Admin Access Control or Access > Server Access Control.
  2. The Admin Access Control or Server Access Control page is displayed.
  3. Select the check box for each rule to modify.
  4. Click Enable or Disable.
  5. The icons in the Rule column change to indicate the status of the classes.

Edit an access rule

Use the following procedure to edit an access rule.

  1. Select Access > Admin Access Control or Access > Server Access Control.
  2. The Admin Access Control or Server Access Control page is displayed.
  3. Click the Edit icon (Edit) in the Edit column for the rule to edit.
  4. Make the required changes in the fields.
  5. Click the Save icon (Save) in the Edit column.
Note To cancel an edit operation, select Access > Admin Access Control or Access > Server Access Control again.

Delete an access rule

Use the following procedure to delete an access rule.

  1. Select Access > Admin Access Control or Access > Server Access Control.
  2. The Admin Access Control or Server Access Control page is displayed.
  3. Select the check box for each rule to delete.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box.

Change the order that rules are applied

Use the following procedure to change the order that access rules are applied.

  1. Select Access > Admin Access Control or Access > Server Access Control.
  2. The Admin Access Control or Server Access Control page is displayed.
  3. Click the Edit icon (Edit) to the right of the Rule list.
  4. Select a rule order. The available rule orders are:
    • Deny then Allow
    • Allow then Deny
  5. Click the Save icon (Save) to the right of the Rule list.

Server access rules example

The following example uses an IP address pattern to specify a range of IP addresses as described in IP addresses and host names. It denies access to all computers except those in the 198.160.123 subnet.

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