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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 67 7 Aug 2022 (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
R81.10 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
Take 67 (7 August 2022)
User Interface 
  • General UI improvements 
  • Fixed a wrong object name after the clone operation
Sessions
  • Ability to enforce a single WSC R/W session.
  • Ability to take over another session.
  • Additional improvements.
Performance Reduced loading time for UI components.
Web SmartConsole Alias on the Management Server Added “wsc” alias to $MDS_FWDIR/webconsole/mwc.sh on the Management Server.
Access Rule Base Added “Copy Rule UID” to context menu.
Take 59 (26 April 2022)
User Interface  General UI improvements
Infinity services Infinity Services Page.
Supported from:
  • R81.20 Public EA
Submit Workflow Button Submit workflow – allow submit request.
Supported from:
  • R81.20 Public EA
Editors Multicast Address Range Editor.
Supported from:
  • R81 Jumbo Take 68
  • R81.10 Jumbo Take 61
  • R81.20 Public EA
Access Rule Base
  • 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
Network Feed Added a fix for the field which is still marked as required even after it is filled.
Starting from:
  • R81.20 Public EA
Editors Added a fix for some fields that may not be saved when submitting from a different page 
Logo Added the new Check Point logo
Take 55
User Interface   Editors Drag & Drop functionality and general UI improvements
Access Rule Base  Context menu support:
  • Negate rule
  • Disable Rule
  • Section Operations
  • Clear and switch to Any/None (Supported from R81.10)
  • Shared inline layers
Editors Address Range Editor
Trusted Clients Added ability to allow only trusted clients on Multi-Domain Management Server.
Supported from:
  • R81 Jumbo Take 60 
  • R81.10 Jumbo Take 38
Domain object Added a fix for FQDN misconfiguration
Network Feed Added Network Feed Editor.
Supported from:
  • R81.20 Public EA
Indicators Feed (currently not displayed in Web SmartConsole) Added Indicators Feed editor.
Supported from:
  • R81.20 Public EA
Web SmartConsole Port Added support for ports other than 443 with secured access 
Network Editors Network, Host, and Address Range Editors support the Groups page.
Supported from:
  • R81.20 Public EA
Task Manager
  • Clear tasks
  • Task manager displays only suppressed tasks
  • Added initiator filter 
  • Added task initiator in task description
  • Improved performance
Supported from:
  • R81.20 Public EA
Threat Prevention Custom Policy Added the Zero Phishing Software Blade to the "Action" column.
Supported from:
  • R81.20 Public EA
Take 48
Task Manager  Details of in-progress or recent tasks
Policy Installation
  • Multiple targets installation 
  • Install Policy button in the Global Toolbar
Take 44
Web SmartConsole Port  Port 3100 is only opened for IP 127.0.0.1
Take 43 (Read/Write)
Gateways and Servers  Cluster Members Grouping
Security Policies
  • 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
    Session Management  Publish/Discard changes
    Multi-Domain Management 
    • Login to Multi-Domain Management
    • Login to a Domain 
    (Supported from R81 Jumbo Take 42) 
    Take 24 (Read Only)
    Gateways and Servers
    • View list of all Gateways and Servers, including the summary bottom pane
    • Free text search
    Security Policies
    • View: Access Policy, NAT Policy, Custom Threat Prevention and Autonomous Threat Prevention policies including exceptions, HTTPs policies
    • Access Tools - View VPN Communities
    Logs and Monitoring
    • Audit logs and Logs viewer
    • SmartEvent views and reports
    Other
    • View list of all objects in the object bar
    • Login and authentication methods
    • Username and password
    • Login: Read-only

     

    Known Limitations

    Description
    Some objects appear without icons.
    Task Manager - Suppressed (cleared) tasks are always displayed. (Supported from R81.20 Public EA)
    Web SmartConsole does not have feature parity with Windows SmartConsole.

     

    Additional links:
    sk173968 - Web SmartConsole Troubleshooting

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