Identity Firewall must be activated for IDFW firewall rules to take effect.


  1. Select Security > Distributed Firewall or Security > Gateway Firewall
  2. In the right corner, click Actions > General Setting.
  3. Toggle the status button to activate IDFW.
    Distributed firewall or gateway firewall must also be activated for IDFW to work.
  4. For distributed firewall, to enable IDFW on standalone hosts or clusters, select the Identity Firewall Settings tab. If you are providing IDFW for physical machines you also need to turn on Event Log sources, see Identity Firewall Event Log Sources.
  5. Toggle the Enable bar, and select the standalone hosts, or select the cluster where the IDFW host must be activated.
  6. Click Save.