Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Procedure to add IP range like sub-net for NextLabs policy on version 8.5

If you need to block or allow SharePoint request from certain sub-net, here are the procedures.

1. Create the locations file. This is a text file containing any number of location definitions, one per line. Each line has the format    

<LocationName> “<AddressMask>”

where <LocationName> is the name by which you want to refer to the site when referring to it in Control Center tools such as Policy Studio Desktop Client, and <AddressMask> is a CIDR-like mask for the 32-bit IP address of a machine that is in the given location. Note the following requirements:
• Each address mask must be enclosed in double quotes
• The location name may not contain spaces
• The two elements must be separated by a space

For example, to define a location called VPN that represents all PCs connecting through a virtual private network, you might create the following entry:    
VPN ""

Create additional similar lines for all the other hosts that are part of the VPN group. Here is another example:    
intranet “”

You can also put comments in the file by beginning each comment line with #. For example:
# The following lines define the machines in the
# Boston office 

2. Install the location and run import locations utility.

Change to the directory <InstallDir>\tools. By default, the directory is: \Program Files\NextLabs\PolicyServer\tools\ 

Run the Import Locations utility with appropriate values for all parameters, as shown in the following example. This line must provide the name and path of the locations file and connection information for the system database. The last parameter, -i, is required only if the database type is Oracle or SQL Server.

importLocations.bat -l <LocationsFile> -u <DB_user> -w <DB_password> -s <DB_server> -p <DB_port> -d <oracle|postgres|sqlServer> [-i <instance>]

Example is:
importLocations.bat -l locations.txt  -u NextlabsDBUser -w nextlabspassword-s SPSQLSBX -p 1433 -d sqlserver -i NextlabsDB

When the utility finishes running, all the locations defined in the input file are present in the Information Network Directory. You will see ‘Success’ after running the command.

You can use the enrolled sites as values for the Site property when defining Computer components in Policy Studio. 

3. Create the policy using the required subject and resource and action components. Add the Advanced Condition as below.

After save and deploy, you can use this policy. For more information, check "NextLabs Control Center Unified UI Edition Administrator’s Guide".

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