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Block URL for Specific User

Applicable Version: 10.00 onwards

Scenario

Block access to the URL www.facebook.com for a specific User John Smith.

Prerequisite

Web and Application Filter Module should be subscribed.

Configuration

You must be logged on to the Web Admin Console as an administrator with Read-Write permission for Web Filter configuration.

Step 1: Create a Custom Web Category

Create a Custom Web Category consisting of www.facebook.com. To create a web category, go to Web Filter > Category > Category and click Add to create a new category.
 
 

Include www.facebook.com in the category, as shown below.
 
 

Click OK to save category.

Step 2: Create Web Filter Policy to Block Facebook

Go to Web Filter > Policy >Policy and click Add to create a new Web Filter Policy named BlockFacebook.
 
 
 

Click OK to save the Policy.

Step 3: Configure Rules for Web Filter Policy

Select the Policy ‘BlockFacebook’ created in step 2 and click Add to add the Web Filter Policy Rule according to following parameters.
 
 

Parameter

Value

Description

Category Type

Web Category

Select Category Type for which the rule is to be added.

Category

Facebook

You can also search the category name from the search text box provided.

HTTP Action

HTTPS Action

Deny

Select HTTP and HTTPS action.

Schedule

All the time

Select the Schedule for categories selected.

 
 

Click
Add to add the rule.
 
 

Click OK to save changes to the policy. 

Step 4: Apply Policy to User

Apply the Policy to an individual user. Here, as an example we have applied the rule on a user named John Smith. To apply the policy on an individual user, go to Identity > Users > Users and select the user on whom policy is to be applied, i.e., John Smith.
 
 

Click OK to apply policy on the user.

 

 

 



                                                                                                                                                            
Document Version: 2.0 – 6 October, 2014 
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