Creating a policy

You can create new policies to meet your specific needs. New policies can be original, or they can be based on a sample policy.

To create a policy based on a sample policy

  1. In the left pane of the ESM console, expand the directory tree until you can see the sample policies.

  2. Right-click a sample policy, and then click Duplicate.

  3. Specify a new name for the duplicate policy.

    Policy names can contain up to 29 characters and can include special characters. You cannot leave a policy name blank.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Open the new policy.

  6. Do the following:

    • Enable the checks that you want to include in the policy run.

    • Disable the checks that you do not want to include.

  7. Click OK.

To create an original policy

  1. In the treeview pane, right-click the Policies node, and then click New Policy.

  2. In the Create New Policy dialog box, enter a name for the new policy.

    Policy names can contain up to 29 characters and can include special characters. You cannot leave a policy name blank.

  3. Check Add module(s) to this policy if you want to add modules to the policy that you create.

  4. Click OK.

  5. In the policy properties dialog box, select the modules that you want to add to the policy, and then click << to add modules to the policy.

  6. Check Read Only if you want to make the policy read-only.

  7. Click OK.

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