You carefully fine-tuned an authorization policy or configuration policy. To ensure the policy doesn’t become lost or corrupted, you might want to export/save the configuration to a safe location. Keep reading to learn how.

Exporting an authorization policy or configuration policy

Follow the steps below to export a policy file.

  1. In Nova, from the left menu bar, select Manage Administration > Authorization policies or Configuration policies (depending on the type of policy you want to export).
  2. Either:
  • Export all policies by selecting Export > Export All.
  • Export a specific policy (or policies) by selecting the check box next to any policies you want to export and selecting Export > Export Selected.
  1. Click OK.

A .zip file containing the policy configuration is saved to your Downloads folder.

Importing an authorization policy or configuration policy

When you’re ready to restore a previously exported policy file, follow the steps below.

  1. In Nova, from the left menu bar, select Manage Administration > Authorization policies or Configuration policies (depending on the type of policy you want to import).
  2. Click Import.
  3. Specify how you want duplicate policy names to be handled.
  4. Browse for the policy file, select it, and click Open.
  5. Click Import.

The restored/imported policy can now be found in your list of policies.

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