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Introduction

SmartConsole is the Check Point best-in-class GUI client for unified security policy management, device management and logs and events management.

Starting from Take 10 of Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator for R81, Web SmartConsole provides you SmartConsole functionality from any web browser.

Web SmartConsole functionality is released gradually, with new functionality and it is updated automatically. Web SmartConsole and Windows SmartConsole can run in parallel, and any published update done on one of the applications will be reflected in the other application.

To use Web SmartConsole:
navigate in a web browser to https://<Management Server IP>/smartconsole

Availability


Web SmartConsole Take Release Date Download package
Take 76 26 Feb 2023 (TAR)


Manual installation (Offline)

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 For users who do not allow automatic Jumbo updates, Web SmartConsole can be installed as described below:

Prerequisite
    • The latest Take of AutoUpdater.
    • Supported management versions:
Release Version Requirement
R81.20 sk173903
R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator for R81.10 Take 38 and higher
R81 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator for R81 Take 60 and higher


Instructions:
  1. Copy the offline package to a specific directory on your Management Server.
  2. Log in to the Management Server in Expert mode.
  3. Run the installation command:
    autoupdatercli install /<Full Path>/<Name of Package>
    Example:
    [Expert@Host]# autoupdatercli install /home/admin/Check_Point_WEBCONSOLE_AUTOUPDATE_Bundle_T59_AutoUpdate.tar
  4. Verify the Installation finished successfully.
  5. Examine this log file to make sure the installation was successful: /opt/CPInstLog/AutoUpdateLogs/web_console.
  6. Look for this text: “Installation succeeded for component web_console
  7. Make sure that the correct Web SmartConsole Package is installed.
    Run: cpinfo –y all.
    You should see this bundle: "BUNDLE_WEBCONSOLE_AUTOUPDATE Take: <the installed take number>


Resolved Issues and New Features per Version Update


Feature/Product Description Available starting from
Take 76 (26 February 2023)  
Multi-language New languages are now supported:
  • Japanese 
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
The Language automatically changes based on the browser language (the default language is English). To change the language of Web SmartConsole manually, use the shortcut keys: CTRL+ SHIFT+F2.
R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
R81.20
Policy Installation It is possible to disable install policy acceleration. R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
Rule Base Added Auto-selection for rules in the Rule Base: 
  • If nothing is selected -> first row (rule / section) is auto-selected 
  • If a selected rule is deleted -> the rule at the same position is auto-selected 
R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
R81.20
Editors It is possible to choose or change the protocol of "Other service" object. R81.20
Performance 
  • Decreased the Web SmartConsole CPU usage on the Management Server.
  • Enhanced responsivity to external changes. 
R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
R81.20
Take 73 (13 November 2022)  
User Interface  General UI improvements. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
R81.20
Single Sign-On  Fixed a redirection issue. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
R81.20
Sessions Added:
  • Ability to change the first-time password.
  • Ability to enforce a single R/W session for Web and Desktop applications.
    R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 79
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 82
    R81.20 
    Multi-Domain Management Server Login selector now displays only domains accessible to the user. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 79
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 82
    R81.20
    Take 72 (21 September 2022)  
    User Interface General UI improvements. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Infinity Services Updated links and texts. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Take 67 (7 August 2022)  
    User Interface 
    • General UI improvements 
    • Fixed a wrong object name after the clone operation
    R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Single Sign-On  Added support to log in with SSO. R81.20
    Sessions Added:
    • Ability to enforce a single WSC R/W session.
    • Ability to take over another session.
    • Additional improvements.
    R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Performance Reduced loading time for UI components. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Web SmartConsole Alias on the Management Server Added “wsc” alias to $MDS_FWDIR/webconsole/mwc.sh on the Management Server. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Access Rule Base Added “Copy Rule UID” to context menu. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Take 59 (26 April 2022)  
    User Interface  General UI improvements. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Infinity services Added support for Infinity Services Page. R81.20
    Submit Workflow Button In the Submit workflow added "allow submit request". R81.20
    Editors Added Multicast Address Range Editor. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 68
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 61
    R81.20 
    Access Rule Base Added:
    • User checks support in Action Column
    • Rule markers such as Expired rule, none info etc.
    • Editable Comment in Access Rule Summary pane
    Fixed an issue with Implicit cleanup rule in Domain placeholder.
    R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Network Feed Added a fix for the field which is still marked as required even after it is filled. R81.20
    Editors Added a fix for some fields that may not be saved when submitting from a different page. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Logo Added the new Check Point logo. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Take 55  
    User Interface  Added Editors Drag & Drop functionality and general UI improvements. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Access Rule Base Added Context menu support for:
    • Negate rule
    • Disable Rule
    • Section Operations
    • Clear and switch to Any/None 
    • Shared inline layers
    R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Editors Added Address Range Editor. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Trusted Clients Added ability to allow only trusted clients on Multi-Domain Management Server.  R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60 
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    Domain object Added a fix for FQDN misconfiguration. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Network Feed Added Network Feed Editor. R81.20
    Indicators Feed (currently not displayed in Web SmartConsole) Added Indicators Feed editor. R81.20
    Web SmartConsole Port Added support for ports other than 443 with secured access. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Network Editors In Network, Host, and Address Range Editors added support for the Groups page. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 72
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 79
    R81.20
    Task Manager
    • It is now possible to clear tasks.
    • Task manager displays only suppressed tasks
    • Added initiator filter 
    • Added task initiator in task description
    R81.20
    Threat Prevention Custom Policy Added Zero Phishing Software Blade to the "Action" column. R81.20
    Take 48  
    Task Manager Added Details of tasks in-progress or recent tasks. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Policy Installation Added:
    • Multiple targets installation 
    • Install Policy button in the Global Toolbar
    R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Take 44  
    Web SmartConsole Port  Port 3100 is only opened for IP 127.0.0.1. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Take 43 (Read/Write)  
    Gateways and Servers Added option for Cluster Members Grouping. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
    R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
    R81.20
    Security Policies Added:
    • VPN Communities view
    • Persistent tabs for the next session on the same browser
    • Summary pane: added support for write functionality
    • Enriching Rule Base with more information (negate, captive portal, expiration time, user check).  Note: Expiration time for the summary pane only
    • Rule creation and editing
      R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
      R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
      R81.20
      Session Management  Added ability to Publish/Discard changes. R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
      R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
      R81.20
      Multi-Domain Management Server Added support for:
      • Login to Multi-Domain Management
      • Login to a Domain 
      R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 42
      Take 24 (Read Only)  
      Gateways and Servers It is now possible to:
      • View list of all Security Gateways and Servers, including the summary bottom pane
      • Search with free text
        R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
        R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
        R81.20
        Security Policies Added:
        • View: Access Policy, NAT Policy, Custom Threat Prevention and Autonomous Threat Prevention policies including exceptions, HTTPs policies
        • Access Tools - View VPN Communities
        R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
        R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
        R81.20
        Logs and Monitoring Added:
        • Audit logs and Logs viewer
        • SmartEvent views and reports
        R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
        R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
        R81.20
        Other Added:
        • View list of all objects in the object bar
        • Login and authentication methods
        • Username and password
        • Login: Read-only
        R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take 60
        R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 38
        R81.20

         

        Known Limitations

        Description
        Some objects appear without icons.
        Web SmartConsole does not have feature parity with Windows SmartConsole.

         

        Additional links:
        sk173968 - Web SmartConsole Troubleshooting
        sk166932 - Troubleshooting SmartConsole Web Components and Extensions

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