Change Control

Change Control page allows the administrator to view and manage list of revisions for the managed devices. Revisions are the configuration changes synchronized by Sophos Firewall Manager and stored in Sophos Firewall Manager's repository. Each revision has a unique Change List ID.

This page also allows the administrator to view list of affected configuration settings, compare different versions of configurations and roll back to previous configurations.

View the list of Change Control

Devices
Select the device to view configuration revisions.
Refresh Button
Click to refresh configuration revision list.
View Revision
Click to view device revision history.
Create Snapshot
Click to take snapshot of the current system configuration manually. In general, Firewall Manager takes snapshot of the system on set frequency. System Snapshot can be identified by * displayed against the entity name ‘System Snapshot’.
Purge
Click to purge revision history. This option is available only for those devices which are no longer managed by Sophos Firewall Manager.
Time
Revision time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM format.
Change List
Unique Change List ID.
User Name
Name of the user who has done configuration changes.
IP Address
IP address of the User.
Entity
Type of Entity.
Entity Name
Name of the Entity.
Component

Name of the component used for configuration change.

Possible components:

  • Central Management
  • GUI
  • API
Action

Action performed on the configuration.

Possible Actions:

  • Update
  • Insert
  • Delete
  • Reorder
  • Enable/Disable
  • Custom
Reverted Change List
Displays list of Change List IDs on mouse over. Changes associated with the listed IDs have been reverted.
Manage
Details Icon

Click to view details of the revision. Details include listing of all dependent entities.

For example if there is a change in policy, details will display list of dependent policies.

Revert up to this change list Icon
Click to revert the changes done in the revision.
Restore Icon
Click to restore the configuration revision.
Purge Icon
Click to purge the configuration revision.

View Revision History

Entity
Type of Entity
Entity Name
Name of the Entity
Time
Change List ID
Change List
Change List ID
Username
Name of the user
IP Address
IP address of the User.
Component

Name of the component used for configuration change.

Possible components:

  • Central Management
  • GUI
  • API
Action

Action performed on the configuration.

Possible Actions:

  • Update
  • Insert
  • Delete
  • Reorder
  • Enable/Disable
  • Custom
Revision
Revision number. Click to view revision details.
Details Icon
Click to view details of the revision in XML format.
Difference with Previous Version Icon
Click to compare revision versions.

View the Change List Details

Time
Revision time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM format.
User Name
Name of the user who has done configuration changes.
IP Address
IP address of the User.
Entity
Type of Entity
Component

Name of the component used for configuration change.

Possible components:

  • Central Management
  • GUI
  • API
Action

Action performed on the configuration.

Possible Actions:

  • Update
  • Insert
  • Delete
  • Reorder
  • Enable/Disable
  • Custom
Revision
Revision number. Click to view revision details.
Details Icon
Click to view details of the revision in XML format.
Difference with Previous Version Icon
Click to compare revision versions.

View Revision Details

Entity
Type of entity.
Sub Entity
Name of the sub entity.
Entity Name
Name of the entity.
Time
Revision time in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM format.
Change List
Unique Change List ID.
Username
Name of the user who has done configuration changes.
IP Address
IP address of the User.
Component

Name of the component used for configuration change.

Possible components:

  • Central Management
  • GUI
  • API
Action

Action performed on the configuration.

Possible Actions:

  • Update
  • Insert
  • Delete
  • Reorder
  • Enable/Disable
  • Custom
Revision
Revision number.
Details of change Icon
Click to view details of the revision in XML format.
Difference with Previous Version Icon
Click to compare revision versions.

Revert the Revision

Entity
Name of entity to be reverted.
Entity Name
Name of entity to be reverted.
Last Revision
Number of revisions. Click to view revision details.
Action

Action to be performed on the entity.

Possible Actions:

  • Update
  • Insert
  • Delete
  • Reorder
  • Enable/Disable
  • Custom
Details
Click to compare the revisions. It displays XML for current version and previous version configurations. The changes are highlighted by different color codes.