Defaults

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Default Categories

Overview #

Defaults represent the concept of “globals” in the system. Administrative users can define several different types of defaults, which can be overwritten at the Domain and User level.

To access defaults, go to the provisioning section of the product. Click the “Manage By” pulldown, and then select “Defaults”. This view will show several categories:

Default values are Required

When restoring an edgeSuite v2.1 archive inside of edgeCore v3.0, all Secured Variables and Credentials MUST have test or default values configured.

  • edgeSuite v2.1 allowed NULLs for Secured Variables and Credentials.
  • edgeCore v3.0 requires a “Validation” value. Any NULLs will generate an error off the connection:

Default Categories #

Type
Description
Secured Variables Secured Variables are used to filter data based on values associated with a user’s identity. They are used in queries like Node Variables, but the Secured Variables are evaluated based on provisioning information instead of values in the underlying dataset. Secured Variables can be set for individual Users, or assigned for a group of users using Domains. The other difference from Node Variables is that Secured Variables do not require a default value. So, If no value can be resolved through a default, a Domain, or the User, the data request will fail with an error.
Credentials Credentials are a specialized grouping of Secured Variables used for authentication. A Credential groups several Secured Variables together so that they can be referenced as a group. An example would be grouping variables “Username” and “Password” together, and then calling that group “Basic Authorization”.
Preferences Preferences are default values used for specific system settings. These include options for Logo and Theme, as well as whether to display a user’s domain name in the banner.
Password Policy Password policy sets up rules which determine whether or not a password is valid. A password policy can be set up as a system default for all users, or it can target specific groups of users using Domains.