Modify an object-group with Firewall Manager v2

  • Last updated on: 2019-05-08
  • Authored by: Trevor Becker

Firewall Manager v2 is a tool within the MyRackspace Portal. This article describes how to modify object-groups, an easy to use feature that groups and sorts like items such as IP addresses, ports, or protocols.

To learn more about the tool, see Firewall Manager v2.

Why should I use an object-group?

Object-groups improve the organization and readability of a firewall’s running configuration. A running configuration that is easy to read and modify reduces the chances for a misconfiguration and increases the ability to troubleshoot issues quickly.

In Firewall Manager v2, object-groups are referred to as IP groups. You can view, create, modify, and delete any object-group on your firewall. For more information, see the following articles:

Modify an object-group

Warning: It’s important that you understand the impact of modifying an object-group. Incorrectly modifying an existing object-group that is already referenced in an access list has the potential to either create unwanted network access or remove critical access.

  1. Log in to the MyRackspace Portal by using your username and password.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Dedicated Hosting.

  3. Select Network > Firewall Manager v2.

  4. In the navigation pane on the left side of the panel, click the firewall for which you want to see object-groups.

  5. Under Rules in the navigation pane, click IP Groups.

  6. Scroll through or search the object-group list and click the group that you want to modify.

  7. Click Edit Group.

  8. To add an entry, click Add IP(s) and add IP hosts or subnet ranges to the group. For instructions, see Add an object-group.

  9. To remove an entry, click on the minus (-) symbol to the right of the object-group entry.

  10. Click Save Changes.

Firewall Manager v2 interacts with your firewall and modifies the configuration. This typically takes about 30 seconds, depending on the size of your firewall’s configuration.

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