Introduction to the Gaia Portal

This chapter gives a brief overview of the Gaia PortalClosed Web interface for the Check Point Gaia operating system. interface and procedures for using the interface elements.

Gaia Portal Overview

Working with the Configuration Lock

Only one user can have Read/Write access to Gaia configuration settings at a time. All other users can log in with Read-Only access to see configuration settings, as specified by their assigned roles (see Roles).

When you log in and no other user has Read/Write access, you get an exclusive configuration lock with Read/Write access. If a different user already has the configuration lock, you have the option to override their lock. If you:

  • Override the lock. The other user stays logged in with Read-Only access.

  • Do not override the lock. You cannot modify the settings.

Using the Gaia Portal Interface Elements

The Gaia Portal contains many elements that make the task of configuring features and system settings easier.

Toolbar Accessories

You can use these toolbar icons to do these tasks



Read/Write mode enabled.

Configuration locked (Read Only mode).

Opens the Console accessory for CLI commands.

Available in the Read/Write mode only.

Opens the Scratch Pad accessory for writing notes or for quick copy and paste operations.

Available in the Read/Write mode only.

Search Tool

You can use the search bar to find an applicable configuration page by entering a keyword. The keyword can be a feature, a configuration parameter or a word that is related to a configuration page.

The search shows a list of pages related to the entered keyword. To go to a page, click a link in the list.

Navigation Tree

The navigation three lets you select a page. Pages are arranged in logical feature groups. You can show the navigation tree in one of these view modes:




Shows some standard pages.


Shows all pages. This is the default mode.

To change the navigation tree mode, click View Mode and select a mode from the list.

To hide the navigation tree, click the Hide icon.

Status Bar

The status bar, located at the bottom of the window, shows the result of the last configuration operation.

To see a history of the configuration operations during the current session, click the Expand icon.

Configuration Tab

The Configuration tab lets you see and configure parameters for Gaia features and settings groups. The parameters are organized into functional settings groups in the navigation tree. You must have Read/Write permissions for a settings group to configure its parameters.

Monitoring Tab

The Monitoring tab lets you see status and detailed operational statistics, in real time, for some routing and high availability settings groups. This information is useful for monitoring dynamic routing and VRRP clusterClosed Two or more Security Gateways that work together in a redundant configuration - High Availability, or Load Sharing. performance.

To see the Monitoring tab, select a routing or high availability feature settings group and then click the Monitoring tab. For some settings groups, you can select different types of information from a menu.

Unsupported Characters and Words

To prevent possible Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks, Gaia Portal does not accept some characters and words when you enter them in various fields.