SonicOS 7 Rules and Policies

About UUIDs for CFS Policies

SonicOS automatically generates and binds UUIDs (Universally Unique Identifiers) to CFS Policies during their creation.

SonicOS also generates and binds UUIDs to CFS objects and groups during creation. See About UUIDs for CFS Objects for more information.

A UUID consists of 32 hexadecimal digits displayed in five-character groups that are separated by hyphens. A UUID is generated at the creation of a policy and remains the same thereafter, even when the policy is modified or after rebooting the firewall. The UUID is removed when the policy is deleted and is not reused once removed. UUIDs are regenerated after restarting the appliance with factory default settings.

When displayed, UUIDs appear in the policy table on the POLICY | Rules and Policies > Content Filter Rules page.

By default, UUIDs are not displayed. UUID display is controlled by an internal setting. For more information, contact SonicWall Technical Support. UUIDs facilitate the following functions:

You can search for a CFS Policy by UUID with the global search function of the management interface.

If a CFS Action Object, CFS Profile Object, URI List Object or Group, Address Object, User Object, Schedule Object, or Zone Object is used by a Content Filter Rule, you can display the reference count and referenced policy by mousing over the balloon in the Comment column on the object’s page under OBJECT I Match Objects > Content Filter/URL | CFS Action Objects. Clickable links in the pop-up let you jump to the referring CFS Policy.

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