The Approved and Blocked Lists allow you to override the defined categories of URL Filtering and Web Reputation. This article shows you how to configure it globally or per specific group.
When you toggle the Customize approved/blocked URLs for this group, the group will not look at the Global list.
You can also use the Import from global settings button to add the blocked or approved list from the Global setting to the text area.
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When adding URLs to the lists, keep the following in mind:
- The Approved URL List takes precedence over the Blocked URL List.
- Approving or blocking a URL implies approving or blocking all of its sub domains.
- Use semicolons to separate multiple entries.
- Do not use the following characters: " < > |
- The * wildcard character is allowed. For more information, see the Wildcard Support table below.
Refer to the following table for correct usage of wildcards:
Wildcard Supported Format Invalid Format The * character matches zero or more characters
The following URLs using the wildcard are acceptable:
Filtering only supports the FQDN, not the path. For example:
- http://www.example.com/hu* will become http://www.example.com/*
- http://www.ex*le.com/abc/*.* will become http://www.ex*le.com/*
The following URLs ending with a wildcard are not acceptable:
The following URLs with the wildcard as the last character in the host name are not acceptable:
- http://www.example.*/test/abc.html will become http://www.example.*/*
- http://www.example.com*/123/ will become http://www.example.com*/*