Managing policies

To access the latest information about this topic and all Cloud Security releases, check out the Release Notes.

This topic explains how to manage the various out-of-the-box or custom policies in your environment. On the BMC Helix Cloud Security Dashboard, click Manage > Policies in the navigation bar to view the Manage Policies page. This screen displays a list of policies that are available by default and any customized polices that you might have authored or imported.


View Only users are only able to download policies from the Actions menu on the Manage Policies screen.


The following table lists the actions that you can perform on policies from this page: 


 ActionDescription
ViewOn the Manage Policies page, click a link in the Policy column to view additional details for the selected policy.
Author policies

Author new or select existing resource or policy information and validate the rules or the policy for compliance by:

  • Creating a new-resource.json file or select a JSON that contains resource information
  • Creating a new-policy.yaml file or select a YAML file that contains policy information

For details about how to author a policy, see Creating a new policy. Prior to creating a custom policy, review the following reference information:

Remediation

Remediation can be enabled or disabled under More Actions on the Manage Policies page after selecting the required policy/policies from the Policy column.

  • To enable remediation, click on More Actions and then choose the type of remediation preferred from the following two types:
  1. Auto Remediation: Remediation action takes place automatically if the selected the rule name has been violated.
  2. On-Demand Remediation: Remediation action takes place according to user discretion if the selected the rule name has been violated.
  • To disable remediation, click on Actions and then choose Disable Remediation option from the cascading menu.

Import from the Policy Library

Import any policy from the library that is bundled with Cloud Security.

Import from a disk

Import a custom YAML file.

SearchEnter a keyword that you want to search.
Delete all policies

Select the check box in the header row of the policies table and then select More Actions > Delete Policies to delete all the policies in Cloud Security.

Delete a single policy

Select a check box corresponding to the particular policy, and then select Actions > Delete to delete that policy.

Download a YAML file for a selected policy

Select a check box corresponding to a particular policy, and then select Actions > Download Policy to download a YAML file for a selected policy.

This is the only option available for View Only users.

Upload a policy as a YAML file

Select a check box corresponding to a particular policy, and then select Actions > Upload Policy to upload a YAML file for a selected policy.

Where to go from here

Viewing policy details

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