Assertion Numbering

To assist you during policy editing, you can display assertion numbers in the policy development window. These numbers are especially useful when dealing with complex policies. They are also used during policy debug tracing.
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To assist you during policy editing, you can display assertion numbers in the policy development window. These numbers are especially useful when dealing with complex policies. They are also used during policy debug tracing.
To display or hide assertion numbers:
  •  Do one of the following:
    • Set the Assertion Numbers Globally:
      • Navigate to
        File
        ,
        Preferences
         in the Policy Manager.
      • Select
        Show Assertions
        and click
        Ok.
      The assertion numbers appear automatically for the new Policy tabs.
    • Set the Assertion Numbers Per Tab:
      • In the Policy Tool Bar, click [
        Show Assertion Numbers
        ] or [
        Hide Assertion Numbers
        ].
      • Under the View menu, select
        Show Assertion Numbers
        or
        Hide Assertion Numbers
        .
      • Press [Alt]+N to toggle assertions numbers on/off (only valid for the desktop client)
The following numbering system is used:
  • The first assertion in the policy is always number "2". This is because there is an implicit "All assertions must evaluate to true" assertion at the root of every policy that occupies the number "1" position. For simplicity, this assertion is hidden in the Policy Manager interface but is visible in the underlying XML code for the service.
  • The same rule applies when a policy fragment is added to a service policy: the first assertion within that fragment is number "2":
    Assertion_numbering_example.png 
  • Included policy fragments will cause an increase to the numbering hierarchy. Using the example shown abive, the first "Include" increases the numbering by one decimal place (6 > 6.2), while the nested "Include" increases the hierarchy again (6.4 > 6.4.2).
  • Assertions within composite assertions such as "All assertions..." and "At least one assertion..." are numbered contiguously and do not cause an increase to the numbering hierarchy.