How do I use MetaDefender Core v4 Workflows ?

In MetaDefender Core v4, Workflows are called Workflow Templates and are just one integrated component of Security Policies. Thus it is typically not sufficient to understand just how to use Workflows; you need to understand how Security Policies work and all of the components within these policies.

For readers familiar with MetaDefender v3 Workflows, be aware that the design, the attributes, and the overall architecture of Workflows have changed in MetaDefender Core v4, so be careful not to confuse the concepts you know from v3 with the behavior and setup in v4.

Defining and administering Workflow Templates in MetaDefender Core v4

As an administrator, you define Workflows and apply them to the security policies that will determine how files get processed. MetaDefender Core v4 provides three predefined Workflows out-of-the-box: "Default", "Skip Images", and "Executables only".


You cannot edit or remove these predefined Workflows, but you can define additional Workflows. You can do this by pressing the "ADD NEW WORKFLOW" button on the top right side of the screen to create a new Workflow. The pop-up lets you name the Workflow and provide a description that will help you track the purpose of the Workflow.


To edit a Workflow click on the Workflow in the list to pop up the "Modify workflow" window. The configuration options are categorized into a set of tabs. These tabs are explained in more detail in the MetaDefender Core v4 user guide. Make sure to review the tab definitions in the MetaDefender Core v4 user guide's workflow section.

This article applies to MetaDefender Core v4
This article was last updated on 2019-07-04