Object views; objects within objects

If we want to check what is in the ClientZone, we can double-click it to open it. This will bring up a new canvas, a so called Object View. These kind of views have some limitations to them; you can only add objects that can be connected to the “upper” object, since adding an object here will at the same time connect it to the object above or “parent” object.

In this case, the object view we are looking at is a Network object which means that we can only add Dataflow, Host, PhysicalZone, Router, Service, VulnerabilityScanner and ZoneManagement objects to this view. Please also take the opportunity to rename Windows 10 to Workstation to match the initial sketch.

We shall add a Client object to the Windows10/Workstation host. A Client object is the initiator of a Dataflow that we will introduce in the next section. For now, we only need to add a client to the Windows 10 host from the client section of the components library. You do this while Workstation is visible within the expanded ClientZone view.

And select Non-Root Client Execution;

More details on the Client and the Service objects and the difference between root and non-root connections is available in the Learn More section.

What’s Next