Repository Management

Overview

With the Repository Management feature, the MSActivator user can upload files into the MSActivator repository and manage them via the web portal.

How to Access the Repository

The repository can be accessed by either administrator or manager accounts.

Click on Icon to open the repository

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Repository Icons and Behaviors

The configuration repository is used to store configuration files, which can later be used in file-based configuration profiles or can be directly attached to Devices.

Actions on the Repository Top Node

Add an Operator

Icon : adds an operator to this repository

This action is only relevant for users that have an administrator role.

Get Information About the Repository

Icon : displays the list of profiles or devices that use files from this repository.

Actions on the Operator Nodes

As one or more operator(s) can be associated with a Configuration repository, an operator can also be associated with a Customer or a Manufacturer.

Add a Customer

Icon : the user can select and add one or more customers from its managed customer list.

Adding a Customer acts as a filter: any file uploaded in a sub-folder of a Customer will only be selectable for the associated Customer.

Add a Manufacturer

Icon : the user can select and add the managed device manufacturers.

Adding a Manufacturer acts as a filter: any file uploaded in a sub-folder of a Manufacturer will only be available for the selected Manufacturer.

Actions on the Customer Node

Icon : the user can select and add the managed device manufacturers.

Files uploaded to a sub-folder of a selected manufacturer will only be available for the devices of that manufacturer (which are also attached to the selected customer).

Adding/Removing Folders and Files

Adding/Removing Folders and Files

Icon : the user can add a sub-folder to any of the following: Customer, Manufacturer or folder.
Icon : the user can delete any of the following: Customer, Manufacturer, folder or file.

The delete action is not available if the object is attached to a template-based configuration profile or a device, or if the object is a folder which contains a file attached to a template-based configuration profile or a device.
Hovering over the Icon icon displays the list of profiles and devices that have a reference to any of the files in the corresponding sub-tree.

Add Files

Icon the user can add a file to the selected folder.
Via the dialog window, the user can either upload a file from his file system (Icon Import from disk), or create a new file directly (Icon Create new file).

Only text files can be uploaded in the configuration repository. Binary file upload is not supported.

If the User chooses to create a new file ( Icon), they will be able to create it via the edition window:

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A File name, a Tag and a free text Comment can be given to the a file.

Depending on the repository selected (Workflow, Microservices,etc.), the system will create the proper file.

Note

Don't forget to add the .xml extension to the name of the Workflow when creating the file, otherwise the Workflow will not be available in order to to be attached to a customer.

Add Files in Folder AutoAttached

The user can automatically attach a file to a device when the device is created. This is useful when services have to be automatically associated to devices.

In order to define the set of files (templates or microservices) to associate to a device, the files must be uploaded under a folder that goes by the name "AutoAttached". There is no dedicated action button to create this folder, therefore it is up to the user to make sure that the folder name and its location is correct.

The folder AutoAttached has to be created under a Model folder, otherwise the files it contains will be ignored.

In the example below, every file found under AutoAttached will automatically be attached to all newly created Fortinet/Generic.

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