In the Preferences module, you can manage the firewall’s web administration interface settings and improve your user experience.

You can access this module in the top right corner, from the drop-down menu with the ID of the connected administrator.

To open this module:

  1. Click on the name of the connected administrator (upper right side of the screen), then on .
Restore default preferences This button makes it possible to restore user preferences, which include the settings in the Preferences module and display settings in the configuration modules, such as columns and their order.

Connection settings

Connect automatically with an SSL certificate If this option is selected, you will no longer need to identify yourself, as you will be recognized directly thanks to your SSL certificate.
Log out when idle A duration can be set for the disconnection from your web interface:
  • 5 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • Always remain connected

If the administrator has set a maximum timeout for all administrator accounts, higher timeouts will not appear in the drop-down menu.

Application settings

Always display advanced properties Every item in advanced properties can be expanded in their respective modules, but are collapsed by default.
By selecting this option, you will make them visible on the screen without having to expand them.
Display button to save commands By selecting this option, the command recording button will appear in the upper banner of the web administration interface.
It will therefore be available regardless of the configuration module selected.
Display users at startup of module If this option is selected, all users will be displayed in the directory on the left.
Display network objects at startup of module If this option is selected, all network objects will be displayed in the directory on the left.
Display global policies (Filter, NAT, IPsec VPN and Objects) If this option is selected, during connections to the Filter and NAT (Security policy), IPsec VPN (VPN) and Objects modules, the screen will display a drop-down menu offering choices between the local and global policies.
The current local security policy is displayed by default.
Apply a default comment to rules (filtering, NAT and IPSec) If this option is selected, comments created for filter and NAT rules will automatically include the date and time of creation.
This option applies to the display of filter, NAT and IPSec policies.
Number of rules per page (filter, NAT and IPSec) Depending on the number of existing rules, you can choose to display:
  • 100 rules per page
  • 200 rules per page
  • 500 rules per page
  • 1000 rules per page

By selecting “Automatic”, the Stormshield Network engine will try to deduce the number of rules per page, according to your configuration.
This option applies to the display of filter, NAT and IPSec policies.

Management interface behavior

Search every field of an object When you perform a search by letter or by word in the dedicated fields, the engine will check both the names and the comments, to find anything that matches the object of the search.
Disable real-time diagnoses of the security policy When you create a rule in the security policy, the diagnosis engine will automatically check if rules overlap and if errors have been detected. If this option is selected, a manual search for these possible errors will be implied.
Week starts on Sunday If this option is selected, Time objects that appear in the menu Objects will begin their weeks on Sunday.
Confirm before applying changes This option makes it possible to cancel operations if you have made a mistake or if you decide not to continue with your configuration.
A confirmation window will appear, allowing you to confirm or cancel your action.

External links

Online help URL This URL indicates the address to access Stormshield Network’s online help: you will find the directory of the modules in alphabetical order. Click on the module of your choice in order to view the corresponding page.
Alarm online description URL This address allows you to access a help document that will help you to understand the Alarms module, which appears in the Stormshield Network knowledge base.

Log settings

Number of lines displayed per page Depending on the number of rows found in the log files, you can choose to display:
  • 200 rows per page
  • 400 rows per page
  • 600 rows per page
  • 800 rows per page
  • 1000 rows per page
Minimum number of characters to start searching (0 to disable) Indicate the number of characters that need to be entered in the search field in order to automatically filter data based on this value.