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FAQ No.:00183 
Category:Advanced Settings; Curtain Server Plug-in 

 
Question:What is the function of Exception Rule?
 
Answer:The function of Exception Rule provides the flexibility to administrators to allow some workstations without Curtain Client installed to access Protected Zone. As the picture shown below, workstations with Curtain Client can access protected server resources (e.g. protected share folders) under Curtain protection. By default, workstations without Curtain Client installed CANNOT access protected server resources. However, in some situations, administrators need to allow some workstations (e.g. top management) without Curtain Client installed to access protected server resources. Then, they can use this function to do that.



This function is also useful for setting up test environment. For example, R&D department is using SolidWorks EPDM system to manage their product information. Now, they want to implement Curtain e-locker to protect the information in EPDM. Before implementing e-locker to all workstations in R&D department, they want to install Curtain e-locker on a few workstations for testing. Then, administrators can use this function to specify which workstations are protected by e-locker. Other workstations without Curtain Client installed can still access the EPDM system without e-locker control.

There are 4 Protection Rules.
  • Protect All - this rule is the default setting. Only workstations with Curtain Client installed can access Protected Zone.
  • Disable Protection - this rule is not recommended. When this rule is selected, e-locker protection is temporarily disabled. All workstations can access Protected Zone without e-locker control.
  • Protect Only Address List - administrators can enter a list of workstation (by IP address). Only workstations on the list are protected by e-locker.
  • Protect Except Address List - administrators can enter a list of workstation (by IP address). Only workstations on the list are NOT protected by e-locker.