A Rule Collection is a library for compiling reusable groups of files, folders, drives and file hashes, known as Rule Items. Rule Collections can then be associated with Rule Sets in the configuration. For example, a collection can be used to manage common sets of applications for assigning to certain user groups.
Use collections to manage long lists of related items for an application, for example, the file, folder, and file hash items. A collection can include any combination of these items. For example you can group a number of items for one particular application and then add the collection to the Allowed or Denied lists.
Rule Collections can be created to manage executable controls and privilege management.
Try it yourself
1.In the Application Control Configuration Editor navigate to the Rule Collections node.
2.Select the Executable Control Rule Collections node or the Privilege Management Rule Collections node.
3.Right-click and select Add Rule Collection.
4.A new node is added with the default name New Rule Collection appended with a number. Double-click the collection to give the collection a name.
Build the collection by adding items, such as files, folders, drives or file hashes.
1.Select a Rule Collection node for either Executable Control or Privilege Management Rule Collections.
2.Right-click and select File.
3.Enter a file name, for example notepad.exe.
4.Complete the remaining file properties and metadata as required.
5.Click Add to add the file to the rule collection.
Add rule collections to rules sets so that you can quickly add groups of items.
1.Select one of the following to add a rule collection to:
Rule Sets > [Rule Set] > Executable Control right-click and select either Allowed or Denied
Rule Sets > [Rule Set] > Privilege Management > right-click and select Application or Self-Elevation
2.Right-click and select Rule Collection. The Rule Collection selection dialog displays.
3.Select Add to Rule for each Rule Collection that you want to add to the rule and click OK.
The rule collection is added to the rule set.