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Downloading a Signature Database

Before You Begin

Use this page to schedule a full download of the signature database. During a full download, the complete signature database is downloaded; the download might take some amount of time.


To download the signature database:

  1. Select Administration > Signature Database.

    The Active Database page appears.

  2. Click Signature Download Settings.

    The Signature Download Settings page appears.

  3. Enter the download settings according to the guidelines provided in Table 138.
  4. Click OK to save the changes. If you want to discard your changes, click Cancel instead.

Table 138 describes the fields on the Signature Download Setting page.

Table 138: Fields on the Signature Download Settings Page



Download URL

Specifies the location of the Juniper hosted server from which the signature database is downloaded to the CSO server. The default download URL is To download signatures from this location, you need an internet connection to be available to CSO.

In case CSO does not have an internet connection, you can download the signatures from a local source such as your laptop or any other web server connected through the intranet to CSO. To do this, enter the location from which you want to download the signatures in the Download URL field.

In order to perform offline download of signature database or package, you must first download the signature database to a folder location on any webserver. You must also start a local web server to host the signature database. For more information on the locations to which you can download the signature database on various servers, see Download Locations for Signature Database.

Signature Version

Note: The Signature Version field is enabled only when you change the value of Download URL from to any other value.

Enter the 4 digit numeric value of the signature database version. The value must only contain numbers and not have any special characters or negative values.


You can chose to download the signature database immediately or schedule the download for a later time and date.

  • Select Run now to automatically download the signature database immediately.

  • Select Schedule at a later time to download the signature database at the specified date and time, as follows:

    • Click on the calendar icon to choose the date for the download.

    • Enter the time for the download. You can choose the 12 hour (AM or PM) or 24 hour format to specify the time by selecting the option from the drop-down list provided beside the time field.

    Note: The time-zone is picked-up based on the time-zone specified when CSO is installed.

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