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Create a security policy with the dashboard

To create a security policy with the dashboard, follow these steps:

Step 1: Navigate to the policies management page

Policies menu link location

Step 2: Click the add policy button

Add policy button location

This page lists out all the policies that you have created. Once you have reached the policies list you need to click the add policy button.

Step 3: Give the policy a name

Policy name form

All policies require a descriptive name, this helps you to reference it later, and it will appear in drop-down options where you can attach policies to objects such as tokens or OAuth client IDs.

Step 4: Set the rate limit

Rate limit form

A rate limit is enforced on all tokens, set the number of requests per second that a bearer of a token with this policy is allowed to use.

Step 5: Set the quota

Quota form

A quota limits the number of total requests a user is allowed to have over a longer period of time, so while a rate limit is a rolling window, think of a quota as an absolute maximum that a user is allowed to have over a week, a day or a month.

Step 6: Add a security entry

Access rights form

Required – A security entry is required for all policies (even partitioned ones) as we need to ensure access is always explicit for APIs managed by Tyk.

Step 7: Save the policy

Policy partitions form

To make the policy active, select the Create button. Once the policy is saved, you will be able to use it when generating tokens, OAuth clients and custom JWT tokens.

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