The Approved and Blocked Lists allow you to override the defined categories of URL Filtering and Web Reputation. This article shows you how to edit, delete, and sort the URLs in the Approved and Blocked Lists in WFBS-SVC.
|Approved list for Web Reputation and URL Filtering||All Windows, Mac and Android devices||Windows, Mac and Android devices on groups with their own approved lists|
|Blocked list for URL Filtering||All Windows and Android devices||Windows and Android devices on groups with their own blocked lists|
To add/edit the Global Approved List or Blocked List:
- Log in to the WFBS-SVC console.
Do one of the following:
- Click Live Status > Common Tasks > Approved/Blocked URL List.
- Click Administration > Global Settings > Approved/Blocked Settings.
Enter the URL or website you wish to whitelist to the Approved List for Web Reputation and URL Filtering field or blacklist in the Blocked List for URL Filtering field.
URLs to approve: Separate multiple URLS with a space, comma (,), semicolon (;) or <enter>. And then click Add.Users can add HTTPS URLs to the approved list for Windows devices. HTTPS URLs are not supported in Mac devices.
- URLs to block: Separate multiple URLs with a space, comma (,), semicolon (;) or <enter>. And then click Add.
When adding URLs to the lists, keep the following in mind:
Refer to the following table for correct usage of wildcards:
- URLs can use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard. (The asterisk matches zero or more characters.)
- The Approved List takes precedence over the Blocked List.
- "http://" or "https://" must precede the URL.
Correct wildcard usage Example Anywhere on the second level domain http://www.ex*le.com/
Before the second level domain to include all lower level domains http://*.example.com One wildcard after the top level domain and the slash (/) to include all subpages http://www.example.com/*
Refer to the following table for incorrect usage of wildcards:
Incorrect wildcard usage Example Anywhere on the second level domain http://www.example.com*
One or several wildcards after the top level domain and the slash (/) to include only specific subpages http://www.example.com/hu*This URL will automatically be http://www.example.com/*http://www.ex*le.com/abc/*.*This URL will automatically be http://www.ex*le.com/*
- Click Add once finished with the list.
- Click Save.
- Approving or blocking a URL implies approving or blocking all of its sub domains.
- The Blocked list only supports URL Filtering.
- The Approved list support both URL Filtering and Web Reputation.
- To delete an entry, click the corresponding trash can icon.
- To edit an existing URL, click the URL.
- To sort URLs, click the Sort By dropdown list and select between Newest First and Alphabetically.