A draft is a complete distributed firewall configuration with policy sections and rules. Drafts can be auto saved or manually saved, and immediately published or saved for publishing at a later date.

To save a manual draft firewall configuration, go to the upper right of the distributed firewall screen and click Actions > Save. After saving, the configuration can be viewed by selecting Actions > View. Auto drafts are enabled by default. Auto drafts can be disabled by going to Actions > General Settings. When auto drafts are enabled, any changes to a firewall configuration results in a system generated autodraft. A maximum of 100 auto drafts and 10 manual drafts can be saved. Auto drafts can be edited and saved as a manual draft, for publishing now or later. To prevent multiple users from opening and editing the draft, manual drafts can be locked. When a draft is published, the current configuration is replaced by the configuration in the draft.