I do a lot of work with Provider-1 customers and this question comes up every once in a while. They are usually going through the process of cleaning up their objects and policies. It is during this process that they discover that they cannot rename Global Objects. This is the default behavior in the Global SmartDashboard, but with a simple change you can unlock this ability.
There is an environment variable in the shell that needs to be changed. To accomplish this you need to change the variable and restart the MDS:
From ‘expert’ mode type the following:
Now go back into the Global SmartDashboard and you will be able to rename Global Objects. Make sure that the Global name does not step on the name of a Local Object name. You can avoid this by keeping the lowercase ‘g’ in the Global name.
Once you are done, you will want to return the environment to its original state. To do this type:
Want to see what this looks like in action? Here are a few screenshots: