Is there a way to make URL custom allow list take precedence over the block lists

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Is there a way to make URL custom allow list take precedence over the block lists

Hi All,

 

I have an issue where we at times we block whole domains but we sometimes need to allow one sub-domain through.  We recently put in the Palo Alto content filter and we have found it behaves very differently to our previous content filter which read the custom allow list first before proceeding to the block list.  I found this article https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000ClsmCAC which explains that blocks take precedence but this has caused our organisation many headaches because of the way the Palo Alto's performs content filters.  I am wondering if there is a way we can still block whole domains but allow only certain sub-domains using the Palo Alto.  We have asked our managed service partner but they appear stumped on this one.  This is a fairly recent new install of the Palo Alto's and I am hoping we can resolve this issue or be advised if it is not possible at all.

 

Thanks

 

Grant.

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Re: Is there a way to make URL custom allow list take precedence over the block lists

you could put all the blocklist URLs into a custom category and leave the allowed subdomains, that way the allowed gain precedence over the custom category

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