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Editing the Approved List or Blocked List in Worry-Free Business Security Services (WFBS-SVC) Global Settings

    • Updated:
    • 4 Feb 2016
    • Product/Version:
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services 5.7
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services for Dell 5.6
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise
    • Windows 2003 Small Business Server
    • Windows 2003 Small Business Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Essential Business Server
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Standard
    • Windows 2011 Small Business Server Standard
    • Windows 7 32-bit
    • Windows 7 64-bit
    • Windows Vista 32-bit
    • Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Windows XP Home
    • Windows XP Professional
Summary

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.

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The Blocked list is only supported by URL Filtering and the Approved list is supported by both URL Filtering and Web Reputation.
ListApplied by...Except...
Approved list for Web Reputation and URL FilteringAll Windows, Mac and Android devicesWindows, Mac and Android devices on groups with their own approved lists
Blocked list for URL FilteringAll Windows and Android devicesWindows and Android devices on groups with their own blocked lists
To add/edit the Global Approved List or Blocked List:
  1. Log in to the WFBS-SVC console.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Live Status > Common Tasks > Approved/Blocked URL List.
    • Click Administration > Global Settings > Approved/Blocked Settings.
  3. 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:
    • 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.
    Refer to the following table for correct usage of wildcards:
    Correct wildcard usageExample
    Anywhere on the second level domainhttp://www.ex*le.com/
    http://www.*exle.com/
    http://www.exle*.com/
    Before the second level domain to include all lower level domainshttp://*.example.com
    One wildcard after the top level domain and the slash (/) to include all subpageshttp://www.example.com/*
    Refer to the following table for incorrect usage of wildcards:
    Incorrect wildcard usageExample
    Anywhere on the second level domainhttp://www.example.com*
    http://www.example.com*/123/
    http://www.example.*
    http://www.example.*/test/abc.html
    http://www.example.com.tw.*
    http://*.example.*
    One or several wildcards after the top level domain and the slash (/) to include only specific subpageshttp://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/*
  4. Click Add once finished with the list.
  5. 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.

Other actions

  • 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.
 
To define approved and blocked lists for a specific group (and ignore the global lists), just go to Devices > Group (Select the Group) > Configure Policy > Approved/Blocked URLs and then configure the list in the screen that appears.
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Solution Id:
1059295
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