UI Overview

Features and conventions found throughout the user interface

The Reblaze UI has several main parts:

  • In the left-hand sidebar, there is the console menu. By default, it is collapsed; it will slide out when clicked on, or the ">" button is selected.

  • The right-hand part of the window varies, depending on what the user has selected. If traffic analytics are not currently displayed, typically this will be a List page or an Editor page.

  • Most pages have common UI elements, described below.

  • Most pages have a section for versioning.

These parts are described below, along with a discussion of how Reblaze is configured and administered through the UI, and some common UI elements that are found throughout the interface.

Console Menu

This consists of the following sections:

  • Analytics

  • Security

  • Sites

  • System

The first section contains Reblaze's reporting capabilities. The others are for configuring Reblaze.

Configuration and Administration

The configuration sections use a common structure for administration, with two types of pages:

  • List page: Displays all the entries for that configuration type.

  • Editor page: Provides the ability to edit a specific entry.

List page administration

Most Reblaze settings are collections of individual entries. The List page allows admins to manage these collections.

Viewing entries

When a configuration type is selected in the sidebar menu (e.g., Global Filters, shown above), its List page is shown. By default, it shows all the current entries for that configuration type.

The display can be filtered by selecting the funnel icon on the upper right. The list can be downloaded by selecting the download button next to the funnel.

Adding an entry

To add a new entry, select the "+ New" button at the top right of the list.

After adding an entry, publish the changes.

Deleting an entry

Deleting an entry can be done from the list of entries, or from the entry's Editor page.

  • From the list, hover the cursor over the entry, then select the trash icon that appears at the end of the entry.

  • From the Editor page, select the "Delete" button at the top.

You will be asked to confirm the deletion.

After deleting an entry, publish the changes.

Editing an entry

Hovering the cursor over an entry in the list will reveal an "edit" icon at the right end of the entry. Select this to open that entry in the appropriate Editor page.

Editor pages

Editor pages allow admins to manage individual entries within a collection of configuration settings.

Selecting the "<-" button on the upper left will navigate back to the List page.

Selecting the entry being displayed

Within an Editor page, the entry being displayed can be changed by selecting the pulldown list at the upper left. (The name shown for the currently-displayed entry is part of the pulldown list.)

Modifying an entry

After editing an entry, be sure to save your changes with the "Save" button at the top of the Editor page, and then publish the changes.

Note that if you make configuration changes, but do not select the "Save" button before navigating to a different page, your changes will not be retained, and you will not be prompted or asked to confirm.

Duplicating an entry

To clone the entry being displayed, select the "Duplicate" button on the upper right.

Downloading an entry

To download the information in the entry being displayed, select the "Download" button on the upper right.

Deleting an entry

To delete the entry being displayed, select the "Delete" button on the upper right. As mentioned above, entries can also be deleted from the appropriate List page.

Versions and Branches

Reblaze maintains versions for most of its configuration data. Admins can roll back or forward to a different version at any time.


Within the UI, most pages contain a Version History section at the bottom.

This section displays previous versions of configurations, and allows you to revert/restore the system to any saved configuration. By default, it is collapsed:

Expanding it reveals its contents:

To select a different version, hover the cursor over the end of the desired configuration's entry. A button will appear with an icon representing the "restore" operation.

Select this button. Once the process is complete, publish.

Tag selector

Many settings include admin-defined Tags. These are specified using this control:

Expanding this control will reveal a list of existing Tags that can be selected, and a search function for the list.

Defining new Tags

To define a new Tag, type its name into the Search field and hit Enter. The Tag will be created, and will be automatically selected for use.

Include and Exclude Filter Lists

The Editor pages for some types of security rules (e.g., Flow Control Policies and Rate Limit Rules) contain two lists labeled Include and Exclude.

By default, a security rule will be enforced for all incoming requests within its scope. The Include and Exclude lists can be used to limit the scope of this enforcement.

Each list can contain one or more tags:

  • If the Exclude list contains any tags, a request with any of these tags attached to it is exempted from enforcement.

  • If the Include list contains any tags, a request must have at least one of these tags for it to be included in the enforcement.

A few details about this process:

  • The Exclude list is evaluated before the Include list, and takes priority. See example below.

  • The Include list is not exhaustive. In other words, for the security rule to be enforced, all of the request's tags do not need to be listed in Include. However, at least one of the tags listed in Include must be attached to the request.

  • An empty Include list is treated as if it contains all. This is an Automatic Tag that all requests have. In other words, by default, the security rule will be enforced on every request.

As mentioned above, Exclude takes priority over Include. Example: a request has been tagged with foo. A security rule has Includefoo and Exclude all. The request will be excluded from evaluation by this rule.

To add or remove tags to a list, select the "+" or "-" buttons.

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