Using the App¶
This document describes common use-cases and scenarios for this App.
A detailed walkthrough is provided in the Introducing Nautobot Firewall Models blog post.
There are three primary ways of assigning policies (
NATPolicy objects) to devices:
- Directly via the
assigned_devicesattribute on a policy object.
- Dynamically by assigning an existing
DynamicGroupobject to the
assigned_dynamic_groupsfield on a policy object.
- By creating a new
Relationshipspecifying additional targets for policy association. This can be, for example, used to associate a policy with an
- The use of a Relationship may limit future integrations with parsing or templating.
Although policies can be created without any rules it is recommended to create the required underlying objects first before moving to the policy definitions. Creation Order provides an ordered list of steps for creating and assigning, objects, needed for policy creation.
Use-cases and common workflows¶
For examples of REST and GraphQL API usage see the External Interactions page.
Should you wish to integrate Nautobot data with firewall configuration policies, please read the Capirca Integration page.