Local Policy and Global Policy


Policy

For messages going from API or coming from the API, defining a set of rules, constraints, and conversions for security, performance enhancement and definition of conversions is generally referred to as policy.

A policy can be added as a Global Policy or Local Policy to the gateway.

Global Policy

A global policy can be defined for multiple gateways to use the same policy. The arrangements on the global policy are also automatically changed on the gateways where the policy is added.

Global Policy Creation Methods

There are 3 methods of creating global policies. These;

Method 1: Formatting screen of the gateway

Click on the corresponding button in the 4 regions in Policies and Transformations on this screen, which opens the window where the policies are managed.

Figure: Policy insertion buttons (red fields)

  • Click on the button of the policy to be added via this window.
  • A new global policy can be created by clicking the New Global Policy button in the pop-up window.

    Figure: Adding new global policy on gateway screen

Method 2: Global policy menu

  • Click on the policy menu that contains Global Policies in the Gateway Manager menu.

    Figure: Global policy menu

  • A new global policy can be defined in the window that opens when you click the Add New Policy  button on the relevant policy page.

Figure: Adding new policy

Method 3: Policy Groups menu

  • When the Policy Groups in the Gateway Manager menu are creating a policy group, click the relevant button in the 4 regions that opens the panel where the policies are managed.
  • Click on the button of the policy to be added via this panel.
  • A new global policy can be created by clicking the New Global Policy button in the pop-up window.

Local Policy

Local policy can be defined to create a custom policy only for the relevant gateway, which is not intended to be used by another gateway. Local policies are added only through the formatting screen of the gate.

Figure: Local Policy Creation