Preferences

The Preferences dialog allows you to configure the following program preferences:
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The Preferences dialog allows you to configure the following program preferences:
  • Inactivity timeout period
  • Save login user name
  • Disable policy validation
  • Control how many Gateway URLs are remembered
You can configure preferences at any time, regardless of whether you are connected to a Gateway.
To configure preferences:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Select [File] > Preferences from the Main Menu, or
    • Click [Preferences] on the Main Tool Bar, or
    • Select [Manage] > Preferences in the browser client.
    The Preferences dialog appears. Note that the fewer preference settings are available when accessed from the browser client:
  2. Configure the dialog as follows:
    Inactivity Timeout
    Desktop client only
    Enter a timeout period, between 1 and 60 minutes. For security purposes, the Policy Manager will automatically disconnect from the Gateway after this many minutes of inactivity (that is, keyboard presses or mouse activity when the Policy Manager is in the foreground). The default is
    30
    . To disable the timeout, enter
    0
    (zero).
    (1) This inactivity timeout applies to the Policy Manager. To configure timeout values for the Gateway, see Manage Administrative User Account Policy. (2) The inactivity timeout does not apply when the 'admin' user is logged in.
    Remember Last Login ID
    Desktop Client Only
    Select this check box to have the Policy Manager remember the last user ID used to connect to the Gateway. This is displayed on the Login dialog.
    This setting is convenient if the same user usually signs into the Policy Manager. If this check box is cleared, the user ID must be typed each time on the Login dialog.
    Policy Validation Feedback
    This check box should normally be selected to enable policy validation. When constructing large and complex policies, you may wish to temporarily disable the validation to prevent the system from slowing down.
    When disabling/enabling feedback, the change occurs the next time an action is performed that requires validation (for example, you change assertions in the policy or you click [Validate]).
    Turning off policy validation disables both the instant feedback messages and the final checks that occur when you click [Save] or [Validate].
    Gateway URL History Size
    Desktop Client Only
    Enter the number of Gateway URLs to be remembered on the Login dialog. The maximum history size is 50. The default is
    5
    .
    To disable the Gateway URL history, enter
    0
    (zero). This clears all URLs currently being remembered.
    Show Comments
    Select this check box to have the Policy Manager display comments for all new tabs opened. Does not affect tabs that are currently open. You can continue to toggle the comments on/off for individual tabs.
    Show Assertion Numbers
    Select this check box to have the Policy Manager display assertion numbers for all new tabs opened. Does not affect tabs that are currently open. You can continue to toggle the assertion numbers on/off for individual tabs
    Maximum Left Comment
    Enter the number of characters to display in the policy development window for a left comment. Comments longer than this will be truncated but will be visible in a tooltip when mousing over the comment. The default is
    30
    characters.
    For more information, see Add Comment to Policy Assertion.
    This does not affect the maximum left comment size, which remains at 100 characters.
    Maximum Right Comment
    Enter the number of characters to display in the policy development window for a right comment. Comments longer than this will be truncated but will be visible in a tooltip when hovering the mouse pointer over the comment. The default is 100 characters.
    For more information, see Add Comment to Policy Assertion.
    This does not affect the maximum right comment size, which remains at 4000 characters.
    Maximum Policy Tabs
    Enter the maximum number of tabs that can be open at once in the policy editor workspace. Once this maximum has been reached, the Policy Manager will automatically close the oldest (least recently used) tab that has no unsaved changes. If there are no tabs that meet these criteria, then you will be prompted to either manually close some tabs or increase the maximum number of tabs. Enter a value from 1 to 100. The default is
    30
    tabs.
    This setting is intended to meet your personal workflow. There are no performance implications on the Gateway when opening more tabs. If you change this setting to be less than the number of currently open tabs, no tab closure is enforced until you attempt to open another tab.
    Policy Tabs
    Choose how tabs should be displayed if the number of open tabs exceed the width of the Policy Manager window:
    • Wrap tabs:
      Multiple rows of tabs will be created.
      With this setting, the full tab titles are always visible, however it will occupy more space in the Policy Manager. This setting is the default.
    • Scroll tabs:
      Tabs are always displayed in a single row, possibly with truncated titles. Left and right scroll buttons access tabs scrolled out of view.
      With this setting, less space is used on the interface, but tab titles may be truncated and scroll buttons may be required to access some tabs.
  3. Click [
    OK
    ]. The changes take effect immediately.