Learn how to create and manage network firewalls.

The two primary components of the Network Firewall service are firewalls and policies. Each firewall requires an attached policy. The attached policy contains the rules that control how the firewall inspects, allows, or denies network traffic. Firewalls can share policies.


The firewall denies all traffic until you configure rules in its attached policy.

For the purposes of access control, you must specify the compartment where you want the network firewall to reside. Consult an administrator in your organization if you're not sure which compartment to use. For information about compartments and access control, see Managing Compartments.

To use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Network Firewall, you must be given access in a policy . If you try to perform an action and get a message that you don’t have permission or are unauthorized, confirm with your administrator the type of access granted and which compartment  you can work in. See Network Firewall Identity and Access Management (IAM) Policies for more information.

Network Firewall Tasks