Client connection policies are based on two things:
  • Connection criteria. The connection criteria are used in many areas within the server. They are used by the client connection policies, but they can also be used in other instances when the server needs to perform matching based on connection-level properties, such as filtered logging. A single connection can match multiple connection criteria definitions.
  • Evaluation order index. If multiple client connection policies are defined in the server, then each of them must have a unique value for the evaluation-order-index property. The client connection policies are evaluated in order of ascending evaluation order index. If a client connection does not match the criteria for any defined client connection policy, then that connection will be terminated.

If the connection policy matches a connection, then the connection is assigned to that policy and no further evaluation occurs. If, after evaluating all of the defined client connection policies, no match is found, the connection is terminated.