Working with Web Gateway using a browser without Java support

You can work with the interface of Web Gateway through a browser that requires no Java support.

Product behavior is mainly the same as when using other methods for working with Web Gateway, with a few differences.

These differences are mostly related to file handling with the purpose of moving files between Web Gateway and your local file system.

Uploading and downloading files to and from Web Gateway, exporting and importing lists or rule sets from and to files, and some other activities require that you work with another dialog window to complete them.

Working with an additional window for file handling

Assume you want to download a file from Web Gateway to your local file system. Two windows are involved in the process:

  • The usual Web Gateway window for file downloads

  • A second window file handling activities

You browse for and select a file in the first window and execute the download by clicking the appropriate button in the second.

A third window is involved when you upload a file from your local system to Web Gateway.

Options of the additional window

The additional window for file handling provides the following options.

Additional file handling window
Option Definition
Download selected

Downloads a file from Web Gateway to your local system.

Before performing the download, you select the file in the usual window of the Web Gateway interface.

Upload files

Uploads a file from your local system to Web Gateway.

You select the file and perform the upload in a third window, which opens after selecting this option.

Delete selected

Deletes a file within Web Gateway.

Before deleting this file, you select it in the usual window of the Web Gateway interface.

If the file also exists on your local system, it is not deleted.

Activities to be completed in the additional window

The file handling activities that are completed in the additional window are listed here.

They are grouped according to the tabs and pages of the Web Gateway interface that you begin with to perform an activity.

Activities to be completed in the additional window
Top-level menu Tab or page File handling activities
Policy Rule Sets
  • Import a rule set from a file
  • Export a rule set to a file
Policy Lists
  • Import a list from a file
  • Export a list to a file
  • Append list content from a file
Troubleshooting Rule tracing central
  • Import a rule trace from a file
  • Export a rule trace to a file
Troubleshooting Files
  • Upload a file
  • Download a file
  • Delete a file within Web Gateway
Troubleshooting

Log files

Rule tracing files

Feedback

Core files

Connection tracing

Packet tracing

  • Download a file
  • Delete a file within Web Gateway
Troubleshooting

System tools

Network tools

  • Export tool output to a file
Troubleshooting Backup/Restore
  • Create a configuration backup
  • Import and restore a configuration

Number of users working on Web Gateway

When using a browser that is not supported by Java, we recommend limiting the number of simultaneous users (administrators) on a Web Gateway appliance to 6. This is also the default limit.

Tip: Best practice: If you are running multiple appliances as nodes in a Central Management cluster, you can distribute users among the appliances without exceeding the limit for each appliance.