Create a new policy in ESET Security Management Center (7.x)

Issue

  • Create a policy using the ESET Security Management Center Web Console (ESMC Web Console)
  • Assign a policy to a group

Solution

Create a new policy and assign it to a group

ESET Security Management Center (ESMC) 7 User Permissions

This article assumes that your ESMC user has the correct access rights and permissions to perform the tasks below.

If you are still using the default Administrator user, or you are unable to perform the tasks below (the option is grayed out), see the following article to create a second administrator user with all access rights (you only need to do this once):

View permissions needed for least privilege user access

A user must have the following permissions for their home group:

Functionality Read Use Write
Policies
Groups & Computers

Once these permissions are in place, follow the steps below.

  1. Open ESET Security Management Center Web Console (ESMC Web Console) in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click Policies.
     
  3. Click Policies → New.

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  4. Type a name for the policy in the Name field (the Description field is optional).

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  5. Click Settings. Select the product this policy will affect from the Select product drop-down menu. In this example, we are creating a rule for ESET Endpoint for Windows.
     
  6. In the menu on the left, select the category for the rule you want to set. In this example, we are creating a User Interface rule.
     
  7. In the center pane, configure your rule. In this example, we are disabling Show splash-screen at startup.

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  8. Click Assign and click Assign.

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  9. Select the check box(es) next to each static or dynamic group you want this policy assigned to and click OK.

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  10. Click Finish to save your policy. Your policy settings will be applied to the target groups or client computers.

To see the policies that are assigned to each group, click Computers, click the gear icon  next to the group, and then select Manage Policies from the drop-down menu.

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For more information about policies, read Online Help.

 

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