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Change Policy chain

Created: 13 Mar 2014 | 13 comments
rojopipe's picture

Hi Guys,

No meeting as changing a Policy Chain and is reflected in SDE, someone could give me a hand please..?

Thanks.

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bipshr's picture

Hi there,

Please correct me if I've understood you wrong. You have added the new policy chain on the Encryption Management Server and it is not being reflected on the SED client.

You may want to check the following:

1. SED client is enrolled to the SEMS server. You can check this by either checking the registry settings on the client machine or check whether the user is already exist on the Encryption Server.

2. Once you have added the policy chain, did you update the policy on the client machine - Click on the SED at the taskbar and then Update Policy?

3. Please post the screen-shot of your Consumer Policy --> Desktop --> Messaging & Keys.

Best Regards,

Bipin

rojopipe's picture

Hi Bipin,

I forgot to say what I want to change is a mail policy. In the SDE I can identify under Security Policies as shown in the picture. I want to implement a custom policy instead of Default: Standalone.

180px_Security Policies.JPG

bipshr's picture

Hi rojopipe,

Yes it is definitely possible to implement the custom policy chain for your SED clients. Add the new policy chain on the SEMS server with all the rules according to your needs. After that go to Consumer policy > Desktop > Messaging & Keys tab. Then select your policy chain from the drop down menu at the Mail Policy: Standalone section.

Best Regards,

Bipin

rojopipe's picture

Hi Bipin,

That is the problem, the new policy chain not appears in drop down menu.

Thanks.

dcats's picture

Hi rojopipe,

In that case you need to select the applicability of the chain.
When you click "Add Policy Chain..." you are presented several options under "Rule applicability:"
I think that for the purpose you want to achieve you need to select "Standalone".

Rgs,
dcats

rojopipe's picture

Hi Dcats,

I'm selecting "Server and Client" rule applicability. I will create another new policy chain to select "Standalone".

Thanks.

rojopipe's picture

Hi Dcats,

Standalone if i can change.

Why not work "Server and Client"..?

If I want it to be exclusively managed by the server, how should I configure it and How would be reflected in the SDE .. ..?
 

Thanks for your help.
 

bipshr's picture

Hi rojopipe,

The server and client setting does work. When you add a chain with server and client applicability, your SED will get the larger set of conditions for processing the email including the standalone one. In order words, you will see all the policy chains in the Message Policy dialog box in your SED.

Best regards,

Bipin

rojopipe's picture

Thanks Bipin,

I have a question, how do i to assign a policy chain with rule applicability different to standalone, If in Consumers -> Consumers Policy -> Consumers Policy options -> Desktop -> Messaging and Keys -> Mail Policy: .... only appears the policy chain created with rule applicability standalone..??

Rgs,

bipshr's picture

Hi Rojopipe,

Yes, this setting in the consumer policy applies only to policy chain created with standalone rule applicability. But as I said earlier, if you create a chain with Server and Client applicability, the SED clients will get the larger set of conditions for processing mail including the standalone ones.

Also think of this setting in the consumer policy as a backup security policy when SEMS is not available for some reasons to process the mail. In that case, the SED will still be able to process the mail based on the rules and conditions set in the Default standalone chain - or the custom chain you create for the standalone.

Best Regards,

Bipin

bipshr's picture

Hi Rojopipe,

Do you have any further questions or doubts regarding the mail policy? Please let us know.

Best Regards,

Bipin

rojopipe's picture

Hi Bipin,

I am studying to try to better understand how the flow of policies.

Thank you

Alex_CST's picture

First rule is it always works from the top down, going through each rule until it matches a rule.  It will then do the action of that rule, be it bounce, send, go to another policy chain.  If it goes to another policy chain it will repeat the same behaviour

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